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Not sure what is wrong with hen.....thought egg bound?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tmatthews, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. Tmatthews

    Tmatthews Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that I treated for everything under the sun. Nothing is improving her condition. Her symptoms are a shriveled up comb and she stands around with her neck tucked in. She's been like this for several months. She's not getting worse....but not better. I examined her abdomen and it feels like on her left side there is a hard lump. But its not anywhere an egg should be. Could this be a tumor? She eats but very little. She definitely has something wrong with her but I have exhausted all means of helping her. Any new suggestions?
     
  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you checked her crop? Is a it hard, soft, or squishy like a water balloon
     
  3. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    My friend said "It could very possibly be a tumour the only way to tell for sure is with an xray Other than that she could be laying internally would still need x-ray if little one has been suffering so long time to see a vet "
     
  4. Tmatthews

    Tmatthews Out Of The Brooder

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    She ended up passing away. I was just getting ready to contact my vet to see about getting an X-ray. She was doing so well up until the last couple of days. Thanks so much for your responses!!!
     

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