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Dry combs some with lesions...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jmc, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. jmc

    jmc Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA

    15 week old pullet (NHR)
    sneezing for maybe14 weeks, sneezing gotten no worse, really.

    at times, loud and watery poop; at other times poop is perfect!
    housing, deep litter, small coop with 4 other birds, good ventilation

    attempting to do something about sneezing....

    But these lesions, which have been present for some time concern me.
    And notice the dryness of her comb; all but one of my other six birds have dry looking combs.

    This is Violet, and comb wise, she is the most lesioned.

    Tell me it's nothing :eek:

    Maybe just routine wear and tear? or mosquitoes??

    BTW, that's nothing but dirt in her nostril--I think, I hope--she is a pretty wild dustbather!!
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  2. jmc

    jmc Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA

    And here is Jane, the other one with lesions, though she has only a couple, compared to Violet's half dosen or so.

    Jane's poops are always normal, yet she also, like all seven birds, has been dry-sneezing off and on for 14 or so weeks of their 15 weeks of life

    Don't the combs seem dry. I've never had chickens before, so I don't know. But one bird's comb looks much better than the other six.

    Also noticed a very tiny (real tiny) cut on Violet's comb, more like a tiny little dot of blood--funny.

    I think you can make out the lesions in these pics..

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