What is this lump?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crazymom, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. crazymom

    crazymom Out Of The Brooder

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    My 3.5 week old chick has a lump on its shoulder the size of a walnut. It is 3/4 of the way filled with fluid that we can see sloshing around in it. What should I do? What is this? I will try to post a photo
     
  2. crazymom

    crazymom Out Of The Brooder

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  3. crazymom

    crazymom Out Of The Brooder

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  4. crazymom

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    He died last night, but if anyone knows what this was, I'd like to know.
     
  5. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I had an answer for you. Was he hatched with it or did it develop quickly?
     
  6. crazymom

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    I don't know how long he had it. I didn't notice it until yesterday, but I didn't handle them that often. Momma chicken didn't like anyone messing with her babies.

    A cat started to attack one of the chicks. It may have been this chick. An infection from a dirty cat claw, maybe?
     
  7. Sandy16

    Sandy16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     

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