What is this Scabby & Enlarged Thing on Roo's Chest?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Acre4Me, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. Acre4Me

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    Black Jersey Giant age 11.5 months. Weighs in at 10lbs, 12 ounces today. Roosts on the flat/wide side of a 2x4 inside a draft free coop. Is the only male in the flock of 12.

    Here are the pics. Looks like a case of bumble foot of the chest. We had the arctic blast here, he does have some frostbite on comb and wattles (comb is cut off in the one pic, but has a few black points, none are swollen). He is eating, drinking, walking, and even a couple of days ago I saw him mounting some hens.

    Here are the pics:
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  2. Redhead Rae

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    Unfortunately, that looks like tumor to me.
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  3. Acre4Me

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    <sigh>

    We only just noticed today. :(

    In case it matters, tween was the one who noticed it and did the heavy lifting and was feeling the area. tween said it felt soft - similar to a crop. But, the brown area was hard.
     
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  5. staceyj

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    I’d have to agree with @Redhead Rae, the mass does look suspiciously like a tumor.
    Or an abscessed feather cyst.
    I’d scrub it, try and pick off the black scab and maybe try to open the area where it’s soft and see if you can expel anything from it.
     
  6. Redhead Rae

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    Actually, you're right, it could be a breast blister. Is it on his keel bone?
     
  7. Chick-N-Fun

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    What a handsome fella! Hoping for the best! :hugs:fl

    I would soak your Roo in a warm bath with Epsom salt for about 20-30 minutes, dry the area well, then apply the infected area with plain neosporin or Vetericyn. Make sure he is nice and dry before putting him back out with the flock if the weather is cold where you are. A hair dryer may be necessary.

    Keep monitoring the area, reapplying the ointment every day. If the wound does not improve, a vet appointment is recommended. Good luck with his care and please keep us posted!
     
  8. Redhead Rae

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    Giving it a soak in warm epsom salt water should help loosen it if it is a breast blister or an infection.
     
  9. Acre4Me

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    I think so.
     
  10. staceyj

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    It looks as though it is.
     

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