Are Bridgey’s Sinuses Swollen? (not emergency)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by micstrachan, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Hello,
    Bridgey is in a full-on, pillow fight molt. Poor thing! But she’s being a trooper and acting normal. Her comb and wattles are dry and shrunken, of course. A few months ago, she had mild sneezing and lost her voice for a couple days, but otherwise has seemed fine. Yesterday I noticed her face looks different, and I can’t tell if it’s just because her comb and wattles are all deflated or could her sinuses be a little swollen?

    Also, the smoke that’s blowing down here from the fire in Butte County (90,000 acres and only 5% contained) is so thick you can taste it. Feeling thankful we don’t have a fire nearby, but this smoke may be tough on my girls. Authorities are advising humans and animals to stay indoors.
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    Edited to add: Bridgey normally looks like this:
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  2. Something looks a little swollen on her face, for sure. The smoke may be causing some irritation; plant plants nearby and try to put some sort of wind-break by the pen to avert the smoke if there are hard winds blowing it.
     
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  3. azygous

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    Looks like it. I've had chickens get the one sided-swelling and I've treated it with steroid eye drops and an antibiotic eye drop or ointment. It's always cleared up in a day.

    If Bridgey is acting sick or the swelling spreads to the other side, you may have a case of MG. (one of the respiratory diseases)
     
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  5. 9SpiceyChickens

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    Looks a little swollen, I agree.
    The fire sucks down here in Butte County....
     
  6. Thanks. Not sure I can get it in California without a prescription, but will keep searching. I think she looks better this morning. Will try to get photos of both sides.

    When a little sneezing and a couple lost voices, along with a couple mildly wrinkled eggs hot the flock a few months ago, I assumed it was IB. I am so wishing I got those &#%[email protected]!!! juncos out of the run sooner.
     
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  7. Well, I dunno. She looks pretty good this morning, I think. Can they have a transient swelling of the face? Maybe she was a little irritated by the smoke yesterday. I will be watching her closely.
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  8. Yikes. So sorry you are dealing with that. Are you and your animals safe? Have you been evacuated?
     
  9. 9SpiceyChickens

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    No, we didn't evacuate. The animals are safe.
     
  10. MissChick@dee

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    Benadryl could help. I keep the 25mg on hand. My approach is not scientifically proper. But this is what I do. The tabs are small I break them with the bottom of a flat coffee cup. I dose a quarter tab (stuffed inside a grape or kernel of canned corn). In 4 hours if I don’t see some improvement I dose again. I never exceed a half tab in one day. But I will dose for two consecutive days. I’ve had this work for me. Best wishes
     
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