Is this a tumor on my baby chick??? ***PICS*** Help!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tanichca, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    1) What type of bird , age and weight. Dutch Bantam, about a two weeks old.

    2) What is the behavior, exactly. A large, yellow, knobby growth, clearly visible under the skin, just over the shoulder joint.

    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?There was a much smaller lump a few days ago, it has been steadily growing.

    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? No.

    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. None.

    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. She was pecked by some other birds about a week ago, got a nice cut, but under the wing.

    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. Purina Flock Raiser, water.

    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. Normal.

    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Nothing, yet.

    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? As cheap as possible, will cull if I must, but prefer not to.
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
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    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
    Large, wire cage, clean dry straw, inside a shed protected from the weather and with good ventilation.
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Do you think it is an abscess under the skin? Its really hard to tell by the pictures. Is it soft and squishy or does it feel more solid mass?
     
  3. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Quote:feels solid.
     
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Normally a tumor doesn't grow rapidly, I'm thinking maybe its more likely from a injury and its healing in with scare tissue and if thats the cause it will smooth out over time. I'm sure others here might have some suggestion. I wish I could of been more helpfu l[​IMG]
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on how long it's been there, it looks like gout (in humans). Not sure chickens can even have gout. Usually caused by accumulation of uric acid crystals. Good luck fixing your baby.[​IMG]

    Further research indicates it is more common in youngsters and there are several products on the market for chicken gout. It is often related to renal disease or diet. I've learned something else new today! (I learned about grain mites!)
     
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