lump on chest!!!!!! please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MEchickenfarmer33, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just noticed today that one of my 18 week old chicks had a viably large bump right where her right wing meets her breast. i picked her up and started feeling the large bump. I noticed that when i pushed on it it sunk in and then expanded back out. She is still growing some feathers in this area. Also none of the other chickens have this on them. So is this something I should be concerned with or is it just the cartilage from all the new forming feathers? Any answers will be appreciated. Please help!!!!
     
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  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Is it her crop?
     
  3. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no its where her right wing meets her breast. its visible from the front of her if shes standing straight on.
     
  4. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Quote:Most likely her crop. I remember the first time I noticed one of mine with a super full crop. I about fell apart because I thought he had cancer. [​IMG] OP- Check the "lump" again after the bird has has not eaten for a while. If it is gone, it is just the crop. [​IMG]
     
  5. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Most likely her crop. I remember the first time I noticed one of mine with a super full crop. I about fell apart because I thought he had cancer. [​IMG] OP- Check the "lump" again after the bird has has not eaten for a while. If it is gone, it is just the crop. [​IMG]

    its not in the crop
     
  6. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Quote:Most likely her crop. I remember the first time I noticed one of mine with a super full crop. I about fell apart because I thought he had cancer. [​IMG] OP- Check the "lump" again after the bird has has not eaten for a while. If it is gone, it is just the crop. [​IMG]

    its not in the crop

    Can you post a pic?
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Suggestion: edit your title to what the problem is - you'll likely get more feedback. (Maybe: Lump on chest - not crop - need feedback!)
     
  8. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no it takes 6 hours to upload a pic to my computer. if you are looking at her straight on. its on where her left wing meets her body. so where the wing connects to the body. its right next to the wing bone.
     
  9. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Did you part the feathers? What do you see? HOw large is it (in comparison to, say, a coin)? Is it red, do you see a puncture on it? Is she picking at it?
     
  10. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i made a new post and shes all better now!! thanks guys for all your help!!! [​IMG]
     

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