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question: growth on breast

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by greenthumb251, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. greenthumb251

    greenthumb251 Hatching

    Dec 6, 2008
    Hi, I'm hoping you are able to help me. One of my Rhode Island Reds (born in May 2008) has a soft growth on her upper breast (a couple inches below her neck). When touched it moves. Any idea what this is and how to deal with it?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Are you sure it wasn't just her crop? The thing often just a bit left of center that enlarges with food after eating a lot?
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    Sounds like the crop to me, too.

    DEVILDOG In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2008
    Beaufort SC
    I would say crop too. What is funny is in six months you will see someone else post something like that and see how far you have come. Stick around you will learn alot from these guys. I asked something simular around 8 months ago. Good luck with your birds. Brad
  5. greenthumb251

    greenthumb251 Hatching

    Dec 6, 2008
    I really appreciate everyone's prompt responses. I'll compare her to the other hens tomorrow to see if they all seem to have the "lump" I was feeling. I guess I need to read up on my chicken anatomy... [​IMG]

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