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Hi,
The upper beaks of 3 of my hens is swollen and shorter than the upper beak. They look healthy otherwise and are eating fine.  Anyone know what this is or what to do?sad

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Do you have pics?  I have heard similar stories of turkeys and such who have ad swollen head this winter, but pics would def, help.  No other symptoms?

chickens, ducks,, seasonal cornish X, horses,  sheep, a milk cow, asnd a milk goat, dogs,  cats, and eggs in the 'bator.. And the greatest family in the world!
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chickens, ducks,, seasonal cornish X, horses,  sheep, a milk cow, asnd a milk goat, dogs,  cats, and eggs in the 'bator.. And the greatest family in the world!
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I will try to get pictures tomorrow.  Another hen had an inflamed infected eye and nostrils a month ago.  I treated with triple antibiotic ointment and it appeared to clear up.  THis morning that chicken [goldie] was dead.  She might have gootten to cold. the waterer had tipped over and the shavings got wet .  Since her illness she has been shunned by other chickens so she sleeps separately from the others...n0ot huddles together.  When I found her dead I carefully examoned the others and 3 from the same farm all appeared to have swollen red beaks with the upper beak shorter than the lower.  Could this be a respiratory problem treatable with antibiotics?  Since all the snow the chickens have stayed in their coop....I cleaned out the wet shaving and replaced them with a thick fluffy layer of fresh dry shavings.

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