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head bitten

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hatchcrazzzy, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i have had 3 chickens with their heads i guess bitten their eyes are swollen shut.and puffy it only happend in one pen where they can be gotten what would chew on their heads but not kill them.
     
  2. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 9, 2009
    Eugene, Oregon
    Wow, I have no idea! Are you treating them or cleaning them with anything? Do they have puncture wounds? I'm so sorry.
     
  3. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    Can you post a photo?

    There is a disease called Coryza that makes eyes swell like that. You may want to do a search and compare your chickies' symptoms.
     
  4. chickenhick

    chickenhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may have been a snake. I found one of my girls dead in the coop about a year ago. Her head was all wet because the dumb snake tried to swallow her but she was too big. He suffocated her. If I had found him...... [​IMG]
     

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