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My Chicken has a lump on her breast.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kathy1313a, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Kathy1313a

    Kathy1313a Hatching

    Jan 7, 2012
    Let me try and make a long story short. Rex our chicken is going to be 3 next month and she has mainly been an indoor chicken until we got the ducks last summer and she started spending her days outside but coming in to lay her egg and sleep at night. Well one evening when she came in she had this lump on her breast almost a golf ball size i told my boyfriend about it but when he went to feel it, it wasn't there. This went on for awhile until one day he felt it and it was like from then on it hasn't gone away, now there's a small one starting on the other side. We do plan on taking her to a vet next week but until then I just wanted to see if anyone had any input on this. Also they don't seem to bother her at all we've moved her feather's to look at it we've touched it, we hold her a lot anyways. If anyone can help me or give me any idea's we sure would appreciate it we kinda really like her and want her around for awhile. Thanks in advance! [​IMG]

  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    It's her crop and it's perfectly normal. You should check out a link to avian anatomy and physiology.

    Good luck.
  3. Kathy1313a

    Kathy1313a Hatching

    Jan 7, 2012
    [​IMG]LOL Thanks, I went to that sight and there was lots as good information I will keep that sight around. And that is exactly what the bumps our on her. Thanks for savin me quite abit of money too!
  4. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Crowing

    Oct 24, 2009
    She must be finding lots of nice food outside.[​IMG] Its just her full crop. My chickens fill up their crops as if they will burst before they go to roost. In the morning they are back to normal.

    I was nearly crying and panic set in when I picked up my first hen a few day after I got her. I could feel a huge hard lump on her chest and thought she had a tumor and was sick.[​IMG] I think lots of people are surprised when they first get chickens and they notice this!

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