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Large tumor on young chicken...Help please!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by E.M. Silkies, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. E.M. Silkies

    E.M. Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,
    I recently bought a young pair of chickens. When we picked them up they seemed to be in great health. A couple days ago, the rooster started holding his head upside down and he was very unbalanced. Upon inspection of the roo, we found a large tumor on his neck. We imagine the tumor has now hit a nerve and that is why he is carrying his head so strangely.

    Here is my question: We plan to contact the person we bought the chickens from to let her know what's going on with one of her chickens and also to see if she can make it right somehow. What should we expect of the seller? We are only contacting her because we believe the tumor is too big to have developed in the time we have had the roo.

    Also, what do we need to do with the chicken? Is there any hope for him?
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Are you sure that 'large tumor' isn't just a full crop?
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Yes, it could be it's full crop you are feeling. Just to make sure, can you post a picture?
     
  4. E.M. Silkies

    E.M. Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Positive. It is above the crop. We can feel both. It is very pronounced.
     
  5. E.M. Silkies

    E.M. Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can get a picture tomorrow. It is also a little scabby.
     

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