12 week old bantam head swollen eyes starting to puff

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by natabat29, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. natabat29

    natabat29 Just Hatched

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    Hello- Just yesterday I checked on my chickens and noticed my bantam chicken Alvin had a raised lump on left side of her head. I thought maybe the rooster stepped on her by accident as he is much bigger than her. Today the lump is still there and seems "puffyer" and her eyes seem puffy as well.
    Everything else about her is fine. She is running around the yard and eating and drinking. I'm praying it's not a contagious bacterial infection?
    I know this is stilly-but could it be a food allergy? She ate cherries for the first time the day before, thats the only thing that was much different.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    My guesses without a picture would be a peck Mark, a insect bite, or possibly fowl pox. All will heal without any intervention generally.
     
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  3. KikisGirls

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    Picture please.
     
  4. natabat29

    natabat29 Just Hatched

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    Just took this now. She just went into the coop
     

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  5. natabat29

    natabat29 Just Hatched

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    Hi! Just posted a pictures. Thanks for responding.
     
  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    I would say do not worry about the cherries.
    She probably got pecked.
    Just keep an eye on her.
     
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  7. natabat29

    natabat29 Just Hatched

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    Okay thank you. You don't think it could be swollen head syndrome do you? Thoughts on separating her? I am very new to chicken life. And this little lady is my absolute favorite in the world. I want to do anything I can to make sure she's healthy
     
  8. KikisGirls

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    No...stop googling stuff. You are going to diagnose her with something horrible before you know it.
    lol
    Seriously.
    Sometimes these things just happen....
    Do you have a mixed flock of bantams and large fowl?
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I would think insect bite, maybe even bee sting. See how she looks in the morning. If she isn't acting sick more than likely she isn't.
     
  10. natabat29

    natabat29 Just Hatched

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    You are probably right lol google has a way of making your mind wonder for the worst.
    Yes mixed flock of bantams and large fowl. She is the smallest of everyone.
     
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