Chicken 'boogers' ? Plz help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ninjascrub69, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few of my chickens have a crusty substance basically filling their nostril opening. What's causing this? And if it's a disease/infection will the carry it for life?
    Would a dusty coop cause this? (i was using old hay as bedding, but it got EXTREMLY dusty so i cleanded it out)
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Are you sure it isn't just food crammed up in there, mixed with dirt? Sometimes, they just get stuff up in there, especially when they are free ranging and digging in the woods.
     
  3. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I dont think it is... It's pale yellow in color, and the feed is more of a tan (ish) color. But i guess there's no way to be completly sure....
     
  4. Bantamduck

    Bantamduck New Egg

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    We had one do that once we cleaned it really well and use Vet Rex on the beak. I don't know that it does anything but it helped.
     
  5. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Did it ever come back?
     
  6. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the coop smell like ammonia or is it particularly stuffy because that can bother their respiratory system.
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'd clean it out and put a little VetRx in the water to be safe.
     
  8. MMPoultryFarms

    MMPoultryFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I triple the Vet RX
     

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