Ever since I can remember, my cockerel has had crusty stuff in his nose. At first I thought it was just food getting stuck in there. I've noticed for a while now that he tends to breath out of his mouth, and if I hold him on his back a while, to deal with his feet or something, when he comes back upright, he has to pant quite a while before he gets his breath back. I could never find information on this, so I'm finally posting (don't remember posting before but my memory sucks!) Here is a close up the best I could get: today I carefully picked a lot of it out. I learned that their noses are made of soft tissue! I always thought it was part of the beak, cool! Anyway, I got a lot of it out, but he is still breathing through his mouth and his air passages look closed, perhaps swollen. Could he be allergic to something in our house? He is the boy I chose to keep, and I really hope he will be healthy, but this looks troublesome. Any insight as to why he has this, especially for many many weeks (5 at least) would really be appreciated. He is now 9 weeks old. Thanks!