HELP HEN WITH SWOLLEN WATTLES

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by extrememainer, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. extrememainer

    extrememainer Songster

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    I noticed today that my hen has swollen wattles and there
    Is a purple color on them. I have no idea what to do!
     
  2. extrememainer

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    Here she is
     
  3. wherethecluckisoregon?

    wherethecluckisoregon? Hatching

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    I am having similar problems with one of mine, which led me to this post. Wattles, comb swollen. Crooked beak and some weird white blockage in her mouth. Hopefully someone can help us out?
     
  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    that would make me think a heart/circulation issue.

    :hugs which means I am not sure if anything can be done.
     
  5. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    that sounds like an infection. White blockage=pus

    If you can hold her down, try to gently remove the pus and see what is underneath.

    There might be a splinter stuck in her mouth, or a super bad sinus or ear infection that has worked into the mouth and wattles ...... but try to find the start point.
     
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  6. Eggcessive

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    Where do you live? Is it cold where you live where frostbite may be a problem? Are ticks a problem? I would look for any ticks, and try a dose of benadryl 1/2 tablet orally if it could be a tickbite.
     
  7. micstrachan

    micstrachan Free Ranging

    +1 to possible frostbite
     
  8. extrememainer

    extrememainer Songster

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    Yesterday I noticed a tick on her neck so I quickly took it off, and then I applied some
    Neosporin to her wattles. Today I have noticed the swelling going down
     
  9. extrememainer

    extrememainer Songster

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    Even though my username says extrememainer I actually live in Maryland. We have been having a really bad tick season and I found a tick on her but I took it off it was below her wattles, could it be a reaction to the tick
     
  10. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    yes, it could be a reaction to the tick... especially if things are now improving.
     

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