poopy butt, yellow mass underneath

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by etakyram, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. etakyram

    etakyram Hatching

    Sep 17, 2014
    hello all! i'm new to posting here, but i've been reading your posts ever since i got my peeps in march!
    my dopiest chicken always tends to poop on her butt feathers. her poops are always normal. but it finally clumped up so much that today i gave her a bath to get it off. it wasn't easy, but i succeeded for the most part, and i plan to trim her feathers down tomorrow to prevent it from happening again.
    while i was down there, it seemed like she had a quarter-sized, yellow, round, swollen mass on her butt. it's located well below her vent, and to the left, midway between the vent and her underside/legs. it's not balding, but hidden by her butt fluff. i couldn't get an excellent look at it or a picture because she was not happy after her bath!
    she is otherwise acting completely normal, and she laid an egg this morning. has anyone seen anything like this? i appreciate all your experience and input!!
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It's possible that it could be a tumor or an abscess, but a picture would help. Poop can also turn to cement sometimes, so it may need more cleaning.

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