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Crusty eye/swollen wattle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lja7269, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. lja7269

    lja7269 In the Brooder

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    One of my Wyandotes has a crusty eye and a swollen wattle. She acts healthy and normal. I do not notice any smell and do not see anything coming from her nose at all. She is a gorgeous plump bird and I would hate to cull her. Is that what I should do? Wouldn't all the other birds get it as well since they share a coop? Ugh!! I am thinking I will lose my whole flock. No other birds are showing any signs. Where would she have gotten this?
     
  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Songster

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    What's her diet like, if her poo loose or contains blood has she lost appetite? Need pics has she been treated for lice and worms, any other symptoms
     
  3. lja7269

    lja7269 In the Brooder

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    Feeding them all laying feed and scratch at night. Scraps here and there. She is eating fine. I haven't noticed her poop but have not seen any in the pen out of the ordinary. She is acting normal.
     
  4. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Songster

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    Need pictures, most likely lice or mites
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    It could be an eye infection, Fowl Pox, a respiratory infection, or an injury. Could you post a picture?
     
  6. lja7269

    lja7269 In the Brooder

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    Ok I am thinking she got bit by something. Hoping actually. I gave her some Benadryl yesterday, today eye is open but a bit weepy, wattle is not as big. She is still just as happy and healthy as always. She moves too quick to get a picture. I just gave her more Benadryl as well as another greedy chicken who grabbed the first dose haha!! I would be surprised it was lice/mits as I keep diatomaceous earth spread out frequently.
     
  7. lja7269

    lja7269 In the Brooder

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    And my original flock of 6 had fowl pox and it looked nothing like this. Other than them not laying and scabs on their wattles, fowl pox was nothing.
     

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