Please I Need Your Help , I Never Seen This Before What Do I Do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jm93030, May 30, 2010.

  1. jm93030

    jm93030 Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    Last edited: May 30, 2010
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    I have no idea what that is, but I would put that bird down asap. It will probably asphexiate shortly; it is suffering.
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    WOW!! I have no clue but hopefully you'll find your answer!!

  4. I would cull it to end its suffering.

    Then send it in to get tested for diseases.

    It may have some thing that can or already did pass to your other chickens..

    Your new here. But most people on this board say you must keep all new birds seperate from you existing flock for 30 days to make sure they have no hidden diseases..

    Sorry about your sick bird
  5. jm93030

    jm93030 Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    Looks like she is breathing ok
    and she is standing well too I dont see any signs of weakness
  6. jm93030

    jm93030 Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    If I decided to cull her and send her to test , what if she turns positive on something?

    will they come here and kill all my hens?

    do you guys know?
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I don't think I have ever seen any other post quite like this.
    The only things I can think of is there possible something wrapped around her tongue? or infected wound to the tongue? or venemous insect bite?

    Gosh that looks [​IMG]
    Good luck,

  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Depends on what it has. But if the flock needs to be culled, it would be your responsibility in most areas.
  9. Quote:A hurt chicken in general population will do everything it can to avoid showing that it's hurt in order
    to keep the other chickens from picking on it so she may not be showing signs of pain or weakness
    but that doesn't necessarily mean that she isn't feeling it. I would separate her for that reason and also (and more
    importantly...) because this could be something that is contagious. Sunny is right about keeping new chickens in
    quarantine for a month until you can be sure there isn't anything amiss.

    I hope someone else can chime in with more info. In the meantime- get her isolated and if she was sharing a waterer
    or food bowls with any of your chickens get them cleaned ASAP! Cleaning out the coop might not be a bad idea too.
    Is she eating and drinking? I'm so sorry you've got a sick baby! Good luck and keep us posted, ok?
  10. Kim65

    Kim65 Songster

    May 29, 2009
    Washington state
    If that tumor grew as fast as it did, it will asphyxiate her very soon [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    If you are the type, take her to a vet. They could at least lance it to see if it's an abscess, and if not, put her down humanely without suffering. How sad this is, poor chicken.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by