Lump on Turken's neck?! Update: IT DISAPPEARED!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Shotsii, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Shotsii

    Shotsii Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning I went out to open the coop expecting the worse, but the lump is completely gone. Like it never happened.

    Today while feeding my chickens an afternoon serving of Layena crumbles I noticed that my Turken had a big lump on the side of her neck. She was also sluggish and swallowing frequently. I caught her and felt the lump. It's soft. I noticed that she was weezing slightly. I don't know if that's from her trying to get away from me or the lump restricting her breathing?? I'm terribly worried.

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    Last edited: Nov 29, 2010
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    My goodness that is swollen hopefully someone will be able to help you out, I just don't know. Is there a wound? could it be an abcess? How old is this Turken?
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Wonder what the heck happend to her?
     
  4. Shotsii

    Shotsii Out Of The Brooder

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    I see no wound. No bite marks or anything. I have no idea what is wrong. She's 10.5 months.
     
  5. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    Possibly an abscess?
     
  6. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That doesnt look good maybe start her on antibotics. Looks like maybe an infection. Hope she gets better real soon. I love Turkens. I have 2
     
  7. Shotsii

    Shotsii Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh my gosh. What can cause an abscess?

    As for antibiotics, is there a name brand? I've never had a sick chicken before and I'm not too sure what to do. My parents aren't very helpful [​IMG]
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Alot of chicken folks use Tylan 50 I am not sure what would be best why not do a google search and see what you think is the best. I will too and then we'll see what we come up with.
     
  9. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Even a little scratch that breaks the skin can let in bacteria that can lead to an infection. But anything is possible...it it "hot" compaired to other areas of her neck? I would agree with an antibiotic...not sure which one...we're trying Tylan now on a sick pullet. Also, I'd keep her separate from the others, if it is an abcess and it ruptures, the others could get nasty with pecking at her.
     
  10. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is a tumor possible ?
     

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