Help please. my hen is very sick.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mommysmurf1965, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. mommysmurf1965

    mommysmurf1965 New Egg

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    I am a new backyard chicken person. I have a hen that the inside of the upper beak area is swollen and has filled the area of the upper beak. Anyone with suggestions? Thank you in advance.
     
  2. BirdCrazy24

    BirdCrazy24 New Egg

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    I have never encountered such a thing. I'm sorry I have no suggestions for you except a veterinarian. I am interested in what the outcome is. Please keep me posted.
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.

    Can you post some photos?
    Do you have vet care available?

    Swelling of the inside of the beak - does it look like a growth or canker?

    Two things come to mind, either Canker or Wet Fowl Pox.

    If it is canker then Metronidazole ( Fishzole) is usually treatment of choice. For Wet Fowl Pox you can try treating with Tetracycline. For both, clean and sanitize your water stations well. It may be a good idea to separate her until you have treated her - making sure she is eating/drinking.

    Let us know how she is doing.

    Fowl Pox:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/07/fowl-pox-prevention-treatment.html

    Canker:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1080266/canker Picture#10
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/773308/canker-treatment POST #4
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/154/trichomoniasis-canker-frounce/
     
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  5. mommysmurf1965

    mommysmurf1965 New Egg

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    I have attached a couple photos. Thanks for the response.
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

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