Tumor on my Chicken's Chest? (Pictures Included)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DemonAngel17, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. DemonAngel17

    DemonAngel17 Hatching

    Feb 29, 2012
    I have a 1 year old Barred Rock chicken who has started plucking her feathers all over her body in various places nearly a week ago, and today I noticed this large, hard lump on her chest that none of my other chickens have on their chests. I have read about this being an impacted Crop, but I don't know. I'm going to try the olive oil compresses and see if anything changes. Please let me know if this has ever happened to you; if you have any suggestions on what this might be; or if I can help her in anyway.

    I'm not sure if this is relevant... but, she's always been smaller than the other 3, and I'm not sure if she's eating with the other chickens because she's become more of a brooding mother. At the start of Fall she started to lay on her eggs more often and would refuse to leave the nest. She'd hiss at the other chickens and me if we got into her line of sight.

    Some Photos of the Lump



  2. Makomd

    Makomd Songster

    Jul 24, 2011
    ES of MD , USA
    Looks like impacted crop to me.

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