Hen has abscess

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CaraA, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. CaraA

    CaraA In the Brooder

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    I'm new here and new to chickens. My hen has developed what I would describe as an abscess. I'm not sure what to do.
     

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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome to BYC.
    Is it hard or squishy?
     
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  3. Pork Pie

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Hope the ER folks can help you out.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Oh gosh, that looks like a bad sinus infection. Tylan is the best thing for sinus issues. Definitely stop by our Emergency section for help with this.

    I hope your bird makes a full recovery! :)
     
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  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Can anyone explain to me why/how a sinus infection causes something like this?
     
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  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word

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    The sinuses fill with mucus when they have a respiratory infection. MG, or MS can cause sinus infections, irritants in the air like too much ammonia from poop and not enough ventilation in the coop, chickens can even have allergies to things that act as irritants. Weak immune systems, etc...
     
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  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    So would this bump thing be something that could be drained?
    Or would the swelling just go down with antibiotics?
     
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  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word

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    This is not something you want to drain. Antibiotics will usually take care of sinus infections as long as it is caught in time. :)
     
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  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Thanks for the lesson!
    :hugs
     
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