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HELP! BB Red Rooster mouth problem??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by meganjean, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. meganjean

    meganjean New Egg

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    I need some advice please!![​IMG]

    I noticed yesterday when I was feeding our chickens that "Red Man" our BB Red Rooster kept his mouth open the whole time I was in the cage...
    I just thought, yeah that's kind of weird.
    So today when I was feeding them I noticed that he would try to eat but seemed like he couldn't swallow??
    I thought maybe he tried to eat something and something was stuck in his mouth/throat??

    So I grabbed him up and opened up his beak and this is what I found???
    It almost looks like corn but it looks like it's literally adhered to him?? I'm clueless...

    [​IMG]

    **Sorry if the image is blurry... I used my husband's camera on his iphone...
    I have another image but it's a really large image but I'll be happy to post it if need be.


    I feed all my chickens a mix of crumble and cracked corn.
    We've raised our bantams and laying hens together in one big cage but never a problem with their feeding habits??

    Any clues about what's going on?? Any suggestions would be really helpful :) Thanks in advance!!

    We have "Red Man" quarantined from the other chickens until I can figure out what is going on.

    I just finished nursing back (for 2 weeks) our most gorgeous hen, a Seabright Silver Black Laced, named Flower :)
    My daughter names all of our chickens, Flower came from the little skunk off of the movie Bambi [​IMG]

    I'm saddened to say that once I returned her to the coop a bear broke into the cage the next early morning and ate her right up [​IMG]
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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  3. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good that you knew there was something wrong. Hope you can help out the poor bird. Good luck! (sorry I can't offer any help....)
     
  4. meganjean

    meganjean New Egg

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    Thank you for the link!
    I checked it out... That sounds identical to what's going on!!

    It's definitely somewhere for me to start my research on what to do for Red Man.

    Thanks again!
     

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