Tumor like lump?????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenscratch, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. chickenscratch

    chickenscratch Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. One of my Rhode Island Reds has what seems to be a tumor a little bigger than a golfball on her chest. Any ideas? What it may be? What I should do?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Are you sure it is not her crop? The thing on her chest, often to the left, which holds food.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    As soon as I read the title I thought crop.
     
  4. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My thoughts too!
     
  5. jforsness

    jforsness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crop, gotta be the crop. The first time I felt a swollen crop, I thought "Omg, my B has a tumor". Now I know it's just a full crop. Check her there somtime when you know she hasn't eaten for a while just to be sure. Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
  6. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like the ole crop. [​IMG]
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Crop. Crop. Crop.

    It is a pocket like organ that stores food. They can run out and gobble up a lot of food then run and hide under cover to digest it later.

    Nature makes everything for a reason. Isn't it wonderful?
     
  8. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    C R O P...yup yup yup! [​IMG]
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I've seen my little vultures with crops so full that it parts the feathers on their chest. They do go into hiding to digest it, but come out very willingly if they see me and think there's a chance for more food.
    Edited because I'm stuttering when I type. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  10. Theda's Mom

    Theda's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Phew!!! And here I too thought my little Betty (red cochin) was on her last legs - huge lump, off-center on her chest. Meantime, she's lively, alert, laying eggs like clockwork .. I was so confused, and so worried, and now realize that I've just got a hoarder!!![​IMG]

    You guys are GREAT!!
     

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