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Swollen Breast

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jlgoinggreen, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. jlgoinggreen

    jlgoinggreen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2009
    South Central PA
    Hi Everyone,
    I have 5 week old Buff Orpingtons. They all have beautiful huge breast, but I noticed one who's breast is a lot bigger than the rest. You can see her skin through her feathers and it looks kind of gross. Anyone have any idea what this is? We noticed it a while ago, but just thought she would have bigger breasts than the rest. I am now getting concerned as it does not look normal.
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Can you post a picture. Is it in the crop area? Maybe it's impacted or infected.

    ETA: I have heard of large birds getting a large irritated area on their chest if they sleep on the floor rather than on a roost. Is that a possibility?
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2009

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