Rooster With Golf Ball Sized Swelling On His Neck

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chelmer640

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May 3, 2008
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Hello, My pet rooster has developed a large swelling on his neck the size of a golf ball. I can't tell if something bit him or if another rooster bit his neck through the cage. He is in a seperate pen alone. It looks very serious and I just noticed it today. He is very fluffy but I know he didn't look that swollen yesterday. I bought some antibiotic for his water and I have been poking it with a steralized pin as instructed by a feed store owner and then trying to compress it with a warm towel with peroxide. I can't perform surgery on him and there are no bird type vets around here. I am concerned that he will die and any suggestions?? He is crowning and even tried to run away from me. I have isolated him inside and he is drinking and his appetite seems okay, though he is making a funny girgling sound!!

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