Need Help!!--What is wrong with my hen???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Alicial38, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Alicial38

    Alicial38 New Egg

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    What happened to my hen?
    Anyone have any ideas?
    She can still eat and drink and there's nothing stuck in her throat or in her ear as far as I can see. I noticed this on Oct 1st

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  2. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor little thing. Is the lump hard or soft and squishy. If it's hard I get the feeling that it's a cyst or tumour. Or it could be an oversized infection like a sinus infection. If so, maybe it could be drained.
    Read this short thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/719777/swollen-cheek
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    two weeks is a long time to go without intervention. Maybe she has an abcess? Could you take her to a vet? It's very difficult to try and diagnose something from a picture when you can't put hands on her and see what it's like. It looks like she is very uncomfortable.
     
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  4. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is most likely filled with hard pus. It needs to be removed by making an incision and squeezing that out.
     
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  5. Alicial38

    Alicial38 New Egg

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    Hi thank you for your reply!

    The lumb is very hard…Iv tried twice to drain it and both times it barely bled and it was very thick blood. She showed no sign of pain during this process. She is on antibiotics. I can not take her to the vet.
     
  6. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is a tumour or cyst. You probably won't be able to drain it. Maybe you could cut the skin and try to remove it whole?
     
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  7. MelissaTXRn

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