Tumor on hens waddle?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AnimalsComeFirst, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been through a lot the past couple of days.... first we thought my old, *blind* chicken Hazel had Gapeworms (no red worms in her mouth), then we thought impacted crop(its not her crop, its directly under her beak.).... now we have come to the conclusion it is a tumor. Hazel has a large lump right under her beak, where her waddle is. When I thought it was a impacted crop, i massaged it and gave her olive oil and I didn't allow her to have solid food. Now that I know what it is... i feel sorry i was starving her from her pellets! I have been feeding her lots of stuff thats good for her like a kale and swish chard smoothies with chicken pellets crushed in it. Vegtable broth too. Tomorrow I will give her scrambled eggs now that I know she can have solid food.
    Anywho... I was wondering if anybody on here had any experience with tumors on chickens and what they did to help it. She is still having a breathing problem though.... wheezing sounds. Any home remedies? And is she in much pain?
    PS: These are rescue hens, we cannot afford to go to a vet.
     
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  2. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8. No Bumping or Cross-posting topics. Bumping is posting to move a thread up on the forum list​
     
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  3. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pictures would probably help figure out what it is
     
  4. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, this is what she looks like and when you touch it, it feels like a golfball.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Davian

    Davian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's really not much you can do for her other than make her comfortable. If she's in obvious pain, she should be humanely put down. From the sounds of it, it is affecting her breathing so that can't be fun.


    Poor girl.
     
  6. remuda1

    remuda1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww, ACF she looks pretty uncomfortable. So sorry, I don't know what you would do with that without a vet [​IMG] . Bless her heart.
     
  7. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Davian:
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    I really hope giving her some TLC will help her with breathing.
     
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  8. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    remuda:
    (ACF???) [​IMG] I'll try to give her plenty of TLC for a few days... then decide within the next week on what to do.
     
  9. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poor baby D:!
    She looks very sick.
    So sorry shes going through this [​IMG]
     
  10. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    foxy:

    Thanks, i appreciate your concern. [​IMG]
     

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