My dad thinks it's a brain tumor...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Moochie, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please i dont know what i can do for her :'( i dont know any avian vets in my area!! her face is swollen and its like a hard mass of something in her head
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    she's right next to me in my computer chair and she has her head down like it must be heavy!
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  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Can you get a pic of it for us??
     
  3. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    perhaps the abcess infection has invaded the sinus cavity and is draining through the sinuses. Lance the boil, treat with antibiotics, and keep the wound clean
     
  4. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lance it? You mean cut her head open and remove it..?

    Also I do not know of any avian vets in my area.
     
  5. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my dad said that it may be a brain tumor because Sugar loses her balance alot. he said that she probably isn't going to live long.
     
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  7. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont know if i should.. but if i have to, how do i do it?
    i dont think i will... its on the back of her head, i could kill her. [​IMG]
    maybe this thing will go away? or will it just get bigger and bigger until.. pop and dead chicken. should i just cull her? oh god noo
     
  8. Dun an Oir Hens

    Dun an Oir Hens Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry for you and your bird - don't know what I would do either - hope you get some answers.
     
  9. dreamcr

    dreamcr New Egg

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    If you haven't got the stomach to lance it, go to the feed store and get some Duramycin powdered antibiotic and add it to her drinking water. If the feed store carries Immuno Boost get some of that too, and mix it with the Duramycin water. Put the chicken in a small enclosure, the antibiotic water should be the only water available, and mix a fresh batch every day, and give over 10 days, EVEN IF SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE IS HEALED. If you do decide to lance the abcess/boil, lance it at the lowest edge at the back of her head, make a vertical incision so it will drain, and keep her isolated from the other chickens or they will peck at her. I would still start her on the antibiotic too. Good luck!
     
  10. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:wouldnt lancing it hurt her? and what if only blood comes out? and what do i use to lance it
     

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