Lump on hen's neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chikenlady, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. chikenlady

    chikenlady Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Cantonment, FL
    I noticed that one of my 12 week old hens has a lump on the right side of her neck. It is hard and feels about the size of a large marble. She is eating, drinking, and running around like the other chicks.

    I have researched on this site and it sounds similar to an impacted crop...but I don't think it is in the right place. It is very hard, as well. It almost looks like she has scoliosis in her neck and the vertibrae is poking out.

    Should I assume it's the crop and treat her with mineral oil? The lump is on her neck not on her breast area.

    Thanks for your help. [​IMG]
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Sounds like the crop to me. I'd just keep an eye out - it should be larger in the evening and smaller in the morning.

    Check it again in the morning - if it is not down completely then you can feed bread soaked in olive oil and massage to try to break up any hard material in there.

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