I have a young Bantam Blue Wheaten Maran Hen, she is only 4 months old. Today I grabbed her to put her in the coop, and I noticed that her face looked swollen. I have never experienced this before in my 7 years of raising chickens. She came from a hatch of 9 so she has a lot of siblings to compare the difference with. In the picture below you can see the difference between her and her sister.
Nothing is wrong with their feed or the parents. They forage all day in the yard so I think she ate something. I checked her mouth and there was nothing wrong in there. She also has a lot of dried boogers in both nostrils. She breaths normally, But I will have to get the boogers out of her nose.
Her wattles feel FAT AND PUFFY too.
Any advice would be great
She is the chicken on the right.
Sorry about the bad picture