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EMERGENCY swollen cheeks***UPDATE** Sicker

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by purpletree23, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 6 month old hen. Very healthy this morning. 15 minutes ago I checked on her (checked on the flock) and her cheeks are swollen. Both sides of her face right where the 2 halves of the beak come together. It looks like she is puffing out her cheeks like a child would.

    Right now I don't see any discharge of any kind. She is running around fine, not sure if she is eating or drinking and her eyes are open and not puffy.
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2009
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Could she have been bitten by somehting venomous?
     
  3. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No.....both sides of her face is swollen. Her cheeks.
     
  4. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone? I searched the forum for puffy cheeks but did not find anything. I was able to find information about puffy face but it is ONLY her cheeks that are affected. Her eyes are fine, with no sign of swelling or watery eyes. She is shaking her head. Obviously irritated.

    Please....someone must know something.
     
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  5. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

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    search under swollen face....swollen eyes etc. There is a lot of pics you can see and decide from there what might be the problem.;<)
     
  6. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks magsrags. I searched that earlier this afternoon but nothing matches. Maybe tomorrow she will have swollen eyes or bubbly eyes or another symptom so I can track this down.

    Thanks again
     
  7. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
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    Open her beak real wide and look in the corners of her mouth for infection. I had a hen with this 2 weeks ago. I will post a pic of her in a little bit and you can see if it is similar. I could not figure it out until I opened that beak wide, it made the corner crack open and I was able so see yellowish cottage cheese garbage. I pulled it out with tweezers and gave her penicillin and she had a full recovery in about 2 days. Hope thats all it is for you.
     
  8. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    Here is my poor girl with her little mouth infection. Is this what yours looks like?

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  9. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! The only difference is that my chicken has it on both sides. I PM'ed you to see what anitibiotic you gave her and if you treated your whole flock.

    Thanks again
     
  10. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    Just PMed you back. I did not treat the whole flock, only her. I think she may have just cut herself and it got infected.
     

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