Swollen hard lump on left side of the chest

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by frizzyfizz, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. frizzyfizz

    frizzyfizz In the Brooder

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    Hi,

    I just adopted a 1.5 years old Khaki Campbell with a swollen left hard lump in the chest.

    At first I thought it could be crop, but I read that crop is supposed to be right side?

    The previous owner has been feeding it with cat kibbles.

    Duck is alert, and active but not eating. Drinking only.

    Any idea what I should do?

    Is this due to too much protein? And it doesn’t seem to quack much.
     
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  2. Magnolia Ducks

    Magnolia Ducks Crowing

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    I don't know. Maybe provide some grit. Crop should be on the right. Is it a hen or drake and have you been providing proper feed?
     
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  3. frizzyfizz

    frizzyfizz In the Brooder

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    Hi, this is a female duck.

    I’ve provided grit but she is not eating. Bought duck pellets and also refuse to eat.

    She did eat some frozen corn and peas and mealworms. I think she is too used to feeding on dry cat kibbles by the previous owner.
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Maybe start off by mixing a small amount of cat food into her duck pellets and as she eats gradually cut them out.
     
  5. katiebrock

    katiebrock Songster

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    Left side looking at the duck or left side from the duck’s perspective?
     
  6. Trimurtisan

    Trimurtisan Quack'tastical

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    Any changes to the lump? I hope all is well.
     
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  7. frizzyfizz

    frizzyfizz In the Brooder

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    Left side from the duck’s perspective
     
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  8. frizzyfizz

    frizzyfizz In the Brooder

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    I think got slightly smaller after I massage her in a warm Epsom salt bath.
    At least she is eating a little right now.

    Any supplements that I can give her to help?
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    It is possible for the crop to be on the left and I know this because I have a peahen with a left side crop.

    What does the lump feel like?
     
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  10. frizzyfizz

    frizzyfizz In the Brooder

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    It
    its round and hard like a golf ball.
     
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