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Is this a lump on my hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Vugaris, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Vugaris

    Vugaris Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all. This is a hen that wandered into my yard a few days ago. She seems in alright condition other than this odd looking lump type thing on her back. I am not really sure what to think

    I have captured her and plan to keep her; she is a nice tempered bird and is very used to people.

    Is it alright to post a photo in this section?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2009
  2. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    Hi and Welcome to BYC. You can post a pic in any section. It will be needed if you want an answer. [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You may post a picture, but you need to upload it to BYC (Uploads is in the top blue banner on this page) or upload it to an online photo hosting site, like photobucket, first.
     
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    [​IMG] You can post a pic in any section.
     
  5. Vugaris

    Vugaris Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you guys. I just wanted to make sure. Some forums are really strict about which sections get photos

    Here is the hen. You can see the lump on her back. She does not appear to be missing feathers there, but it is really hard to tell what is going on.

    She also does not want to go inside a coop [​IMG] She was used to roosting in a pine tree, and will only roost up high

    [​IMG]
     
  6. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm

    that is odd.


    what does it feel like?
     
  7. Vugaris

    Vugaris Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure what it feels like. I myself, having not owned chickens before, did not know how to pick her up properly so I had my friend who works on a farm pick her up and give her a check over

    I will see if I can hold her tomorrow and examine it closer

    here are two more views

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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If that feels "fleshy", it could be an inflamed oil gland, which is located in that region, but it just looks in the pic like she has some missing feathers right in front of the "cushion" area in front of the tail, which make it seem as though she has a lump, sort of an optical illusion.
     
  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Is it just me? It looks like she is just molting.
     
  10. Vugaris

    Vugaris Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright, thanks for the quick replies. I am hoping she is in fact just missing some feathers. She is a really nice hen that someone lost. Her eyes seem clear and she seems fit
     

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