Brown mucus from chickens nose. Help ASAP please!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by beb444, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. beb444

    beb444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys! I need some urgent help ASAP! So my 9 month old Australorp has been brooding for about a week now and I just did my usual rounds to go pick her up and move her and she has like brown/yellow mucus that seems to be more thick than think draining from her nose. There was also some dried up on her nose that was white. Research I've done tells me that this can be dangerous and I want to get this taken care of ASAP so I don't lose any of my babies! Please help!!! Thank you! How do I take care of it, and what is it?
     
  2. beb444

    beb444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @oldhenlikesdogs @Hholly @TwoCrows do you guys know anything about this or have anyone who would?
     
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  3. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I have no idea. I hope you get some help. [​IMG]
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post some photos?
    Is she sitting on eggs?
    Any wheezing, rattling when breathing, coughing or discharge from the eyes?

    If not then you may want to separate her so you can break her broodiness and monitor her food/water intake and any other symptoms that she may have.

    Mucous coming from the nostrils would most likely be an indication of respiratory illness.
    While antibiotics won't cure a contagious respiratory illness, they can help with secondary infections.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  5. beb444

    beb444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is sitting on eggs before we collect them. She is actually looking a lot better! I don't see any mucus at all, it was just that day. Do you think I should still be concerned or no?
     
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    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Glad to hear she is looking better.

    If she is not brooding any eggs for hatching then you may want to break her broodiness.

    Since she is acting ill and broody, then she needs to be monitored for food/water intake and poop output. Also would be helpful in making sure her crop is emptying. Full at night, then empty in the morning before anything to eat or drink.

    Offer her some vitamins in her water and give her some extra protein like egg, tuna or mackerel.

    Let us know how she's doing.
     

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