My chicken has passes a large lump [graphic pics]

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sweetcandy, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. sweetcandy

    sweetcandy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    My chicken has not been laying for a few days and I noticed the other chickens where after her bum they pecked her and made her bleed. So I grabbed her and put her by herself to rest. I thought she was egg bound which I can usually sort out but having gone to her nest box today there was this huge lump laying there which is solid flesh with like a yellow tube attached to it which looks like she has cut it off. Needless to say I thought this was gross and nearly threw up. I have taken a picture of it from both sides but not sure how to upload it. I am guessing this is a growth of some kind?? She seems okay she is eating and drinking and walking around as normal.
    Any advice would be great.
    I am thinking if it is a growth it will probably come back?
     
  2. sweetcandy

    sweetcandy Out Of The Brooder

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    Managed to get the pictures uploaded.x Oh the size of the lump is approx 2inch x 1inch[​IMG][/img]
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  3. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    Could be a diseased ovary that she had to get rid of? That's what I've heard these things are....
     
  4. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    OMG! [​IMG]

    i don't know what to tell you. Hope someone else has an idea.
     
  5. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she? It certainly looks like a diseased ovary. Possible the ligaments dissolved and freed it up to be passed. Can you cut it open and post some more pictures? Maybe put a quarter next to it for scale.
     
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  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    HOLY MACKEREL! [​IMG] I have heard that sometimes a hen will pass a bit of their intestines that sort of "sluff off", but that thing is HUGE! I hope somebody comes along to identify it.......and I had thought I'd seen it ALL!

    Poor gal! Maybe she'll be fine.....Best wishes to her!
     
  7. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
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    We recently lost a hen about 2 weeks after she passed something like that. I have since read that they can have reproductive issues that are terminal and one cannot treat it. However, I ALSO read that they can get infections as a result of those issues. I wish I had tried isolating my hen & giving her antibiotics.

    Keep an eye on your girl! [​IMG]
     
  8. sweetcandy

    sweetcandy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your replies. My hen is about 2 half years old (hybrid type). I will keep an eye on her and see what happens. Sorry about the gross picture but I could not believe it. Not sure about cutting it in half to look at the contents Catstar68 don't know if my stomach would take it:sick
    I have put it in the bin for now so my hubby did not see it as he would probably be sick, due to the fact he has a raging tooth ache at the moment.
    If I get brave I will have another look at it tomorrow (maybe).
     
  9. suzannaski

    suzannaski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's like a horror flick. I'm totally grossed out but I can't stop looking at it. Where are you located? Maybe one of us with a strong stomach can cut it open. Maybe not.
    Does it smell?
    I'm completely amazed.

    Try this website, but not right after eating: http://partnersah.vet.cornell.edu/avian-atlas/search/lesion/387
    I think you should be able to search around for other pics that might more closely resemble that "thing".
    I agree that it looks like a diseased ovary, but how the heck do they pass them?
     
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  10. sweetcandy

    sweetcandy Out Of The Brooder

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    Here guy's I have done it reluctantly
    What the hell is this?
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    I have put a golf tee next to it to show the size.
    That is is now I am putting it in the bin for good,bye bye grossness.
    Does this look like an ovary to you? I would say no????
     

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