- Dec 14, 2015
One of our chickens, a black star hen who is less than 1 year old has a large growth on her neck . . . it has gotten bad very fast. She has to keep her head crooked, we are guessing in order to keep her respiratory clear, as the goiter (we are pretty sure this is what she has) is obstructing. I know treatment says iodine supplement added to water, but I am wondering, since it is so severe, if it also needs lanced. If so, are there any instructions on doing this? There are no affordable farm vets around here . . . just can't spend $100 plus on a $4.00 chicken. While we do care about her, we also have to be reasonable with spending. Will iodine supplement alone work fast enough to save her?