Hello, I'm new to this forum thingy I've come seeking advice. I have an 8+ y/o silkie hen that has blocked nares. One is much more so blocked than the other. After talking to local vet (no chicken vets around here) and showing pictures it was decided she had some sort of cancer/growth and her time was limited. Unsatisfied with that diagnosis and after much internet searching I think she has a food blockage! I've tried to clean the nostrils with swabs and trying to soften with saline drops after some digging I do think it is food but I am discouraged I wont get it all out without stressing her to death. She is eating, lively, fat, and happy. No mites, no diarrhea, just blocked nares. No other problems but stresses terribly when trying to clean nares. Unsure what to do at this point. Any suggestions appreciated!