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Lump/Mass on back near tail-feather?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SeptemberQuail, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday I took the quail's out of their cage to free range, and when picking up one of my hen's, I felt a mass on her back.
    Further inspection, I found a pretty large bump on her back near her tail-feathers. I'm not sure how big it is, but its definitely bigger than an average quail egg. It feels hard, but a little soft as well (probably because she's a little chubby). She's 2 years old and eating and drinking normally, however, sometimes she'll lie down and close her eyes for a bit before getting back up as if she were sick/tired.

    Her feathers stick out from where the bump is.

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    Could it be a tumour? Infection? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance!
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2014
  2. DuckieLover2014

    DuckieLover2014 Out Of The Brooder

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    Unsure.. Never had this happen to mine.... keep us updated on this little one.. :)
     
  3. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     

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