What is this???? HELP Please with PICS

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mmajw, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2008
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I have no idea, but that looks really nasty. [​IMG]
  3. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Yea thats a first for me i've never seen anything like that

    I hope she gets better [​IMG]
  4. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    hmm to me (I don't knwo much about this stuff) it looks like a hole in the crop that is filled with something really gross [​IMG]
  5. Momo

    Momo Songster

    Mar 16, 2008
    Nelson BC
    Or a tumour? Have you tried cleaning the gunk?
  6. JeninMN

    JeninMN Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    Oh my...I have no idea what that is but wanted to say that I feel for you and hope you find out what it is and what to do...poor thing...man that looks like that is just nasty [​IMG]
  7. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    How far down on the chest is it? Can you feel her crop?
  8. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I think it is much lower than her crop. Almost under her if she were to sit.

    I am at a loss here. I dont even know how to try and clean it out, she wont let me touch it. I had to fight with her to even let me hold her for the picture. I was trying to take the pic while she was on the roost and she kept moving so my 9 year old had to take the pic while I held her.
  9. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I had a hen just last week that had a ingrown feather. It didn't look quiet that bad though. I held her on the ground on her back (with help) and pulled the feather out and cleaned her up real good.

    In your case it looks like a sore of some sort. Maybe she cut herself and it has gotten full of crud. I would (with help) hold her down and try cleaning it out with saline. and then doctor it real good with neosporin. You may want to put her on a antibotic to keep infection down.

    It almost looks like bubblefoot. I know it is not on her foot though.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2008
  10. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    I have to agree with Barnyard about the antibiotics. *Something* is in there in the form of infection and I can't help but think your best option is to lance it and get rid of that gross stuff and keep it clean. If it were my bird (I don't know your situation) I'd lance it, get all that 'black' stuff out, iodine it, give her antibiotics and keep her in the cat kennel in the kitchen until it was all healed up and she was ready to go back outside with the others that way I could monitor her eating habits and insure none of the others messed with her.

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