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bad smelling mouth, yeasty looking gunk in mouth

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rosegal, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. rosegal

    rosegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have recently had so many illnesses and deaths in my flock brought in by some carrier chicks I purchased from someone on auction here. Now my polish baby has a yeasty smelling mouth and is having a very hard time eating. Any ideas on how to help her? They have apple cider vinegar in their water and everything is very clean here.
     
  2. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    It sounds like sour crop. Do a search on here for sour crop and you should find some good threads to help you.
     
  3. rosegal

    rosegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, her crop is empty and I don't think that is the problem. I'll keep a close watch on her.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Yeasty looking gunk in mouth could be canker. If it's canker, treatment is metronidazole 250mg tablets once a day for 5 days. It can be purchased online as "fishzole."
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I agree with dawg. You can gently remove the gunk with a Q tip, but the metronidazole is the recommended treatment. Do an online search to see if that is what your chicken looks like.
     

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