chicken with swollen cheeks and eyes...what can it be?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wyliefarms, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Fowlerville,MI
    Wondering if anyone can help with figuring out what is wrong with this chicken. My daughter went out to do chores this morning and this hen looked like is. Her cheeks are swollen and eyes, so she isn't alble to open her eyes. The hen is 10 months old. My daughter seperated her from the flock.

    Thank you in advance!
    Sarah

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    Last edited: Dec 18, 2009
  2. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Fowlerville,MI
    anybody have any ideas?
     
  3. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Fowlerville,MI
    Anyone?
     
  4. fiberart57

    fiberart57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new myself, but I have read on here that a swollen face means respiratory illness. I would do a search for the same and see what comes up. Right now, you've done the best thing by separating her. I would give her a scrambled egg or something that's got more protein and nutrition. There are vitamins and/or you can get the Poly ViSol without iron from the baby section in the grocery store. Right now, symptom support is necessary.

    If you still have bees around, though, it's possible she was stung. I don't really know. I'd still recommend a search for respiratory illnesses and/or swollen faces.

    Good luck, Mary
     
  5. SageGrouse

    SageGrouse New Egg

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    My guess would be that your chicken has gotton frost bite. Have raised poultry for years and have always seen some in the winter. If not too bad, they will recover.
     
  6. 8hipchicks

    8hipchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wyliefarms,

    I have sent you a PM.

    Pam
     
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Common causes of chicken"colds":

    MG - causes Chronic respiratory disease. Bubbly eyes, wheezing, clear nasal discharge, swollen sinuses, loss of weight, feather loss, slow laying in hens,. Also MS - loss of weight and lameness
    Coryza - swollen pussy eye( typically on one side) yellow- clear nasal discharge, swollen sinuses, wheezing. - often has a very stinky smell about the face, and sometimes the back where they wipe their eye/ nose.

    Other diseases are less common - Newcastle, Infectious bronchitis and some others


    Most are contagious and can have a carrier state, where birds that recover can be carriers. Do a good disinfecting and watch your birds. A blood test can rule out MG/Ms and some others......

    Tylan 50 or LA200 injections work well in treating


    Best Wishes
     
  8. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    My turkey had this and it was due to a respiratory infection. I dosed her with Tylan 50 for 3 days and she is fine now. The dosage for Tylan50 is .07cc per 1/4 lb of bird weight.
     
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  9. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Fowlerville,MI
    Good morning!

    I was just able to check the reply's, thank you for the information. The swelling has gone done some and the hen can see now. I don't have any antiboditic's here, so I will have to go to TSC and see if they carry any.

    Sarah
     
  10. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Be sure to find the smallest guage needle that they have.
     

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