Tumor Under Chin & Overgrown Beak on 2Week Old Meat Baby

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bessie1994Snider, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Bessie1994Snider

    Bessie1994Snider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed it today it seems to be eating and drinking okay. I trimmed the beak a little, but don't know what else to do. I don't want to butcher it yet, just wondering if there is something else I can do for it. It also doesn't seem to be in pain.

    Before trimming
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  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMHO I wouldn't want to eat anything that has a tumor growing on it's body. No telling what is in the blood system.
     
  3. Bessie1994Snider

    Bessie1994Snider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He acts healthy so I think it isn't a virus or anything, so I think its edible.
     
  4. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would keep an eye on the little guy. If any more tumors show up I would not butcher/eat him.
     
  5. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
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    Maybe just a swollen crop due to something big it ate? [​IMG]
     
  6. Bessie1994Snider

    Bessie1994Snider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it is anything he ate his whole head is weird. His eyes, ears, and nostrils are bigger than all the other chicks.
     
  7. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Bessie1994Snyder,

    I don't think it looks like a tumour, but part of a general facial malformation. The thing under his chin looks like it should have been his earlobe. His beak is also severely malformed, whether it's parrot bill or twisted (it's hard to see). Such an odd little guy, poor thing!

    I hope you don't mind my being frank, but I think you'll be hard pressed getting this little one to eating size/age. Misaligned or parrot beaks tend to make eating difficult, and he may have internal deformities as well. But he looks bright and happy in the picture, so good luck!
     
  8. Bessie1994Snider

    Bessie1994Snider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Yeah my dad says he looks like a mutant. I hope he makes it to processing day.
     
  9. glacierridge

    glacierridge Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two like this... With the parrot beak and the pink and puffy looking chin.
     

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