What is wrong with this bird?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Trina Bambina, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Trina Bambina

    Trina Bambina Out Of The Brooder

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    I would love any ideas you have on this bird and what might be wrong with it. It is 16 weeks old. It gets around fine (other than the normal "can't see where it is going" problem, and eats well. It has a large growth on the left side, kind of under the wing and on its back (you can see it in the photo) and its tail goes at a 45 degree angle to its body. Also, if you happen to know if it is a cockerel or a pullet, that would be nice to know :)

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  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like a pullet. It has strange feathering on its sides etc but I'm not familiar with that breed and none of the feathers look male to me.

    Some viruses cause tumors. Tumors can affect nerves and so forth. Environmental toxins, foreign bodies etc can also cause tumors. I don't know for sure what's happened but I don't think it's got a good chance of living long. What's the lump under the wing look like? Offhand I think it could be one of those diseases that causes tumors and nerve damage. Best wishes.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    How long has it had the lump? Have you examined the lump and can you see anything? Is it loose under the skin or attached/ hard? It looks way to big to be an abscess and have the birds still walking around.
     
  4. Trina Bambina

    Trina Bambina Out Of The Brooder

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    How long has it had the lump? Have you examined the lump and can you see anything? Is it loose under the skin or attached/ hard? It looks way to big to be an abscess and have the birds still walking around.[/quote

    I will get my chicken handler (my 8yo son) to help me examine her more closely in the am, and let you know.
     

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