there's a big lump on my chicken's head--help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickies, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Chickies

    Chickies Out Of The Brooder

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    ok, one of my chickens has a lump above her eye that looks like a marble under her skin. it's firm, has feathers on it, and it's not hot. the skin over the lump is fine (no lesions or dry spots). she's not as vivacious as the rest of the chickens, but she's eating and drinking and isn't lethargic or anything. any ideas what this could be??
     
  2. chickenhick

    chickenhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has she always had this?
     
  3. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a photo?
     
  4. Chickies

    Chickies Out Of The Brooder

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    she's had it for probably a couple months. i'll give the picture a shot, last time i posted it some could see it some could not.
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    this is my most recent pic, but the lump has gotten bigger since then.
     
  5. Chickies

    Chickies Out Of The Brooder

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    maybe right click "show image" if you can't see the pic
     
  6. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
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    We can't see the photo.
    Can you just give us a link?
     
  7. Chickies

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  8. abbey

    abbey New Egg

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    I have a chicken with the same kind of lump. Any idea what it is?
     
  9. Chickies

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    just an update, my chicken is doing fine, besides the grotesque head-growth. she's running around and eating/drinking and even laying (not really often though)
     
  10. seesthru

    seesthru Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd ask the vet what that is. It could be a tumor, or a kernel of infection. If it's infection antibiotics might fix it right up. It could even be that something bit her maybe.

    Anyway, I had chickens, or rather my landlady did. A few of them developed lumps. I took one to the vet and it was an infection. The infection wasn't pus, it was a yellow lump under the skin... Hard yellow lump. I mean the infection nodule itslf was yellow, not the lump on th eoutside... The vet removed the infection and treated her and she was fine.
     

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