Broody hen has runny nose!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ajyetzer, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. ajyetzer

    ajyetzer Out Of The Brooder

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    I just noticed today, that my broody hen had a runny nose in one nostril. She also has splotches of white on her pinkish earlobe. She's a Red Star. I cleaned out the coop of poop and dust which had been there for several weeks and checked her again. The runny nose was gone. Should I quarantine her from the others, or do chickens get stuffed up like we do? Why does her earlobe have white on it?

    I did just add 5 new pullets to the flock. They were quarantined and are quite healthy so I don't think that would have anything to do with it.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She could just have a cold. I would quarantine just to be safe. Is she sitting on eggs?
     
  3. ajyetzer

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    She just sits in the box without any eggs under her, then when one of the other birds lays an egg she moves and sits on it. I just grab whatever is under her. It seems as if every time we come back home from a trip she has gone broody! [​IMG]

    I forgot to say her behavior is normal. Because she's brooding she acts flustered. Right now she's taken a break from brooding but will probably be back at it in a few minutes.
     
  4. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she is acting normal and eating/drinking I think she's just stuffed up. Hope this helps![​IMG] What breed is she?
     
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  5. ajyetzer

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    Thanks for the reassurance! [​IMG] I have never had to deal with disease in my flock before, so I was a little more than concerned. She is a Red Star Sex Link. She is the last one of the two original chickens I purchased. Her "sister" was killed by a dog while we were away from home. The dead bird looked like a Red Star Sex Link, but she laid bluish green eggs! I never have been able to figure that one out.
     
  6. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to help [​IMG] I never had to deal with disease but I had a hen with coryza but she died (but the rest are fine). Maybe your hen had Aracauna in her.....
     
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