Chickens with half a puffy face?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BrandiC2009, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. BrandiC2009

    BrandiC2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls are happy and healthy! Lay eggs daily. However I last Monday noticed one of my barnyard mutt hens left side of her face was swollen. No discharge no heat no discomfort when touched. I let them out to free range and that evening when I brought her in swelling was almost gone. Tuesday morning all swelling gone. Today I went to give my girls the once over and one of my Easter eggers hens had the same thing. No pain, no heat but swelling. And it's only one side! What in the world could This be? I did just worm them on Saturday. But the first hen was swollen last week. I tried to get pictures but she wouldn't stay still enough for me to take a chicken selfie by myself. Haha
     
  2. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Could the bird possibly stuck her head through the fence or something, and pulled it back out in a panic? I had that happened, and my two chickens were as you described, and one had a small scab.
     
  3. BrandiC2009

    BrandiC2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think so, we have 1/2" plastic mesh on the bottom 4 feet
     
  4. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    But didn't you let them out to free range? It doesn't have to be a fence, just anything they could get their head partially stuck in.
     
  5. BrandiC2009

    BrandiC2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed it before I turned them out. I was hoping getting out and moving would bring down the swelling, as it did.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Could be a mild respiratory infection, swollen sinuses, and she/they fought it off.
    Could be a bug bite too.
    Just keep a close eye on overall health/activity.
     
  7. BrandiC2009

    BrandiC2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    Swelling is gone [​IMG] No others have shown any swelling !
     
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