Crusty eye/swollen wattle

lja7269

In the Brooder
6 Years
Mar 9, 2013
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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?
 

lja7269

In the Brooder
6 Years
Mar 9, 2013
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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.
 

Wyandottes7

Crowing
6 Years
Jul 24, 2013
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It could be an eye infection, Fowl Pox, a respiratory infection, or an injury. Could you post a picture?
 

lja7269

In the Brooder
6 Years
Mar 9, 2013
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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.
 

lja7269

In the Brooder
6 Years
Mar 9, 2013
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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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