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chicken with swollen cheeks and eyes...what can it be?

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Wondering if anyone can help with figuring out what is wrong with this chicken.  My daughter went out to do chores this morning and this hen looked like is.  Her cheeks are swollen and eyes, so she isn't alble to open her eyes.  The hen is 10 months old.  My daughter seperated her from the flock.

Thank you in advance!
Sarah

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/14680_sick_chicken_005.jpg

I have a couple more photos, I will try to upload.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/14680_sick_chicken_003.jpg


Edited by wyliefarms - 12/18/09 at 10:53am
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anybody have any ideas?

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Anyone?

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I am new myself,  but I have read on here that a swollen face means respiratory illness.  I would do a search for the same and see what comes up.  Right now, you've done the best thing by separating her.  I would give her a scrambled egg or something that's got more protein and nutrition.  There are vitamins and/or you can get the Poly ViSol without iron from the baby section in the grocery store.  Right now, symptom support is necessary.

If you still have bees around, though, it's possible she was stung.  I don't really know.  I'd still recommend a search for respiratory illnesses and/or swollen faces. 

Good luck, Mary

post #5 of 12

My guess would be that your chicken has gotton frost bite.  Have raised poultry for years and have always seen some in the winter.  If not too bad, they will recover.

post #6 of 12

Wyliefarms,

I have sent you a PM.

Pam

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Common causes of chicken"colds":

MG - causes Chronic respiratory disease. Bubbly eyes, wheezing, clear nasal discharge, swollen sinuses, loss of weight, feather loss, slow laying in hens,. Also MS - loss of weight and lameness
Coryza - swollen pussy eye( typically on one side) yellow- clear nasal  discharge, swollen sinuses, wheezing. - often has a very stinky smell about the face, and sometimes the back where they wipe their eye/ nose.

Other diseases are less common - Newcastle, Infectious bronchitis and some others


Most are contagious and can have a carrier state, where birds that recover can be carriers.  Do a good disinfecting and watch your birds. A blood test can rule out MG/Ms and some others......

Tylan 50 or LA200 injections work well in treating


Best Wishes

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My Heart is Broken... I miss you my Sweet Sophie Puff Diva Chicken....
Living and working on a Zoo farm - 300 plus chickens, fancy pigeons, Sebbies geese, turkey, crested ducks, peafowl, ornamental pheasant and ducks, Black swans, Egyptian geese, African Crowned Cranes, Emu, fainting goats, mini zebu, mini horses,mini donkey, alpacas, llamas, horses, 5 Great Pyrenees and a cat.
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My turkey had this and it was due to a respiratory infection.  I dosed her with Tylan 50   for 3 days and she is fine now.  The dosage for Tylan50 is .07cc per 1/4 lb of bird weight.


Edited by chicks4kids - 12/18/09 at 3:03pm
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Good morning!

  I was just able to check the reply's, thank you for the information.  The swelling has gone done some and the hen can see now.  I don't have any antiboditic's here, so I will have to go to TSC and see if they carry any.

Sarah

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Be sure to find the smallest guage needle that they have.

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