Swollen Crop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hillbillydan, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. hillbillydan

    hillbillydan Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that has a large growth on her chest. It feels similar to a crop, but it's the size of a softball. I was holding her yesterday and it felt like there was something squirming around inside of it. It has been there for a while, but here recently it seems to be bothering her. I thought it was just a small tumor with nothing to worry about. Any ideas? Should I be concerned?
     
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    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. hillbillydan

    hillbillydan Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I massaged it for a good 30 minutes and I'm pretty sure it went down in size by half. I'm going to look for a "crop bra" and see how that helps.
     

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