HELP!, Lump on chickens nostril.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pennypecky, May 22, 2012.

  1. pennypecky

    pennypecky Hatching

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    I recently noticed that my 5 year old black chicken has developed a huge lump on her nostril, it is quite large and i am worried this may be a fatal disease or tumor. She stopped laying eggs 1 year ago and we let her live her life instead of giving her the 'chop'. She looks normal besides a few white feathers that are still yet to develop from molting. I was researching and found out that it may be a
    Fowl pox lesion. Is this possible? Do i cut the lump off? What is it? What do i do? Will it affect her life- spam? If anybody has any information on what this could be, your help would be highly appreciated! Thnx[​IMG]
     
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  2. dawg53

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    Fowl pox are normally dark in color wart-like lesions located on wattles and comb... but can infect nostrils, eyes, mouth (inside as well.) Also, sinus canker could be a problem you're dealing with. It has a foul odor. A pic would help.
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  3. pennypecky

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    Thank you very much, i recently took my hen to the vet and the vet said that she simply had a cold or virus that caused mucus to appear in a large lump on her nostril. The vet removed the lump and gave her a course of antibiotics. We had to isolate her from the other chicken while she was on this medication. Thanks!
     
  4. mccaff mama hen

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    do you have any pics of what it looked like? And did the vet put her under to remove it? Just curious,
     

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