Is in an abscess or possibly an injury?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ATGATT, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. ATGATT

    ATGATT Just Hatched

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    I noticed my hen was a little lopsided on her breasts. I managed to catch her to look and feel under her feathers. The skinand feathers look normal, but the lump looks to be the size of the front third of a golf ball. Also, the area is somewhat firm. I can provide more pictures if requested.
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    Thanks for any suggestions or feedback.
     
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be her crop full of food? I think we've all thought our chickens had a tumor when we notice that full crop for the first time. Is it on the top side of the chest?
     
  3. ATGATT

    ATGATT Just Hatched

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    Yes. It is on the top right side of her chest. I'm not familiar with a crop. What is it?
     
  4. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's where their food goes when they eat. It fills up and then slowly empties as they digest their food. See if sometimes it feels more empty. I once thought all of my chickens had tumors and it turned out to be their crops.
     
  5. Mak24456

    Mak24456 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's most likely just her crop! All my chickens have big lopsided chests after they pig out, then in the morning it is empty again. No need to worry! [​IMG]
     
  6. ATGATT

    ATGATT Just Hatched

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    Thank you all! I noticed it was bigger this morning and realized it seems to get bigger and smaller as I look on different days.
     

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