Sick chicken with a lump

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by samungate, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. samungate

    samungate New Egg

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    Hello!

    I am new to this forum, so hello! I am worried because we have a little black bantam chicken that has a huge lump on her left side. I've noticed a lot of posts on this forum about it being normal on the right side, but hers is definitely on the left. What's more is that it is getting sore and sometimes bleeds where her leg scratches it, which makes it difficult for her to walk. She appears to be getting worse; at first she was quite perky, but limping. But now she looks much worse, all bunched up with her tail pointing to the ground. She is still eating but other than that doesn't look too good, and we hope she doesn't have an infection. Any ideas about what this could be? Would it help to put her in a box and bring her inside for some TLC?

    Many thanks all!! :)
     
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Yes, separate her and then get some ointment on the sore. give her a bit of plain yogurt and scramble an egg for her.

    It would help to take a picture and post it too.
     
  3. samungate

    samungate New Egg

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    Thanks so much! :) We have her in a box with some yogurt. What type of ointment do you recommend?

    Picture to follow!
     
  4. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    An anti biotic with out pain killer. Pain killer is toxic to chickens.

    I hope she get better!
     
  5. samungate

    samungate New Egg

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    Unfortunately she died last night, maybe she just needed to be in a warm place.

    Thanks again for your help :)
     
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    It is hard to lose them!

    Ron
     

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