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Please help with large tumor!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by windychicks, May 22, 2018.

  1. windychicks

    windychicks Chirping

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    My 2 year old Speckled Sussex had a huge tumor (?) On her lower left front breast. It is hard. Lots of veins in it. My husband remarked to my daughter about a week ago he thought she had a growth, but we thought he was talking about her crop. Picking her up tonight, we found this, probably the size if a large peach.
    Any idea what this is?? Really hoping it isn't Mareks. We haven't added any new birds for about 9 months, when we added a flock of silkies.
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Wow, that's something I haven't seen before.
     
  3. windychicks

    windychicks Chirping

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    Hmmm...anyone else?
    Can a chicken just get cancer?
     
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    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Yeah, they can, but that looks like it could be an abscess.
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    If she were mine I would make a small cut in the skin between the veins and see if it's hardened pus.
     
  6. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Crowing

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    Could u possibly take her to the vet?
     
  7. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing 5 Years

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    Good Grief, that looks awful! Poor hen. I am so sorry. I would take casportpony's advice and see if you can excise it somehow or get her to a vet. Good luck with her and please post back with results!
     
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  8. micstrachan

    micstrachan Crowing Premium Member

    Yikes! Your poor girl. She looks good in the face. Does her body seem healthy otherwise? I would either take a peek, as suggested by casportpony or take her to a vet. I hope you figure it out!
     
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    windychicks Chirping

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    How will I tell if it's hardened pus? And if it is, what would that mean? Also, how would you make the cut? Thanks!
     

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