Blocked nostril? Or something else??

ChickenMommy83

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Hey all,

I've got a lethargic chicken, standing around by herself with her eyes closed. Brought her in to get a better look, her crop felt pretty hard and I thought maybe it was impacted so I have a couple drops of vegetable oil and massaged it. While sitting here holding her I can hear a wheezy loud breathing sound and upon inspection, it looks like maybe a nostril might be blocked? She seems to have a raised bump up above it close to her comb (see pic). What do you think and what can I do? Any other thoughts if something else may be going on? FYI she's approx 5-6 months old.
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Eggcessive

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It looks like she has nasal secretions, so the blocked nostril is probably due to the secretions and perhaps some feed mixed in to cause obstruction. I would put a couple of drops of hydrogen peroxide on a QTip and soak her nostril for a few minutes. Take a toothpick or a feather shaft, and try to gently open the nostril with a little scraping. It may take a few sessions to get it open.

I would concerned that she has a respiratory disease that has caused her symptoms. Infectious bronchitis, mycoplasma (MG,) coryza, and ILT are the common ones. Here is a link to read about those diseases:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
 

Saaniya

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It looks like she has nasal secretions, so the blocked nostril is probably due to the secretions and perhaps some feed mixed in to cause obstruction. I would put a couple of drops of hydrogen peroxide on a QTip and soak her nostril for a few minutes. Take a toothpick or a feather shaft, and try to gently open the nostril with a little scraping. It may take a few sessions to get it open.

I would concerned that she has a respiratory disease that has caused her symptoms. Infectious bronchitis, mycoplasma (MG,) coryza, and ILT are the common ones. Here is a link to read about those diseases:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044



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