Large Lump in Breast

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Graphite, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. Graphite

    Graphite Hatching

    Feb 4, 2007
    Sunday-Vet is Closed-just discovered golf ball size lump in upper right breast area of 3+ year old hen-lump is big enough that you can see that her feathers do not lay right on that side-sort of puffed out a bit-thought it was the wind at first until I picked her up. She did not lay egg today and has eaten more than normal-any ideas? She is also making a lot of noise, like she does when she is disturbed. She did not react specifically when I was examining the lump. She is an only chicken and has been for more than a year. She molted back in October and all feathers have regrown nicely. Don't know what to make of this.


  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I'm sure someone else will be of more help, but it sounds like a full crop to me.

  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Keep an eye on it and see if it goes down by the morning...It does sound like the crop to me also.
  4. pdavis7484

    pdavis7484 In the Brooder

    I have a three week old RIR pullet that also has a golfball size lump on her breast. Looks like a full crop, it isn't hard. kinda squishy. She acts normal and active. Any ideas?
  5. pdavis7484

    pdavis7484 In the Brooder

    [​IMG] This is one of my 26 ladies.
  6. wolfpack62001

    wolfpack62001 Songster

    Mar 6, 2007
    New Brockton, Alabama
    Oh Yea full Crop! take her feed away at night and it will be gone, if not she ate somthing that got stuck, in that case feed her Mollasses, it helps
  7. pdavis7484

    pdavis7484 In the Brooder

    I took the feed away last night but, gave it back in the a.m. I checked on her this afternoon and it has gotten a little bit larger and is now firm. I'll try the molassas...any ideas bout how much? or any other ideas?
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Before you gave her the feed back, was it empty? If it was, you're fine.
  9. pdavis7484

    pdavis7484 In the Brooder

    It never has completly emptied out.
  10. pdavis7484

    pdavis7484 In the Brooder

    She's fine now....Guess she just decided to fill her crop to the

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