Chickens wattles exploded?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spencerbaillie, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. spencerbaillie

    spencerbaillie Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 1, 2015
    Ridgeville, Ontario
    Hi there. I have a friend who just told me that their chickens wattles started swelling up and then exploded? I've never heard of this nor can I find any info out for them. The chicken has since passed (they culled it) but they are still clueless as to what happened. Any ideas? Thanks!
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Swollen wattles can be a sign of a sting, but infectious diseases such as coryza or fowl cholera may also cause swelling and infection. Did the chicken have any other symptoms, such as a bad odor or snotty beak, or coughing? Was the comb dark?

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