Hen has swollen area around her eye? Help is it Corza?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JodiLynn, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. JodiLynn

    JodiLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens has some swelling around one eye. It is hard to notice and very subtle but if you compare to the other side you can tell. Also she stinks more than the other chickens and has for awhile but she is always dust bathing in weird places because they are free ranged, so we thought it had something to do with that but now I am worried it may be Corza?

    I am slowly hatching out some breed quality chickens and plan on selling hatching eggs eventually so I am lost on what to do! She is a sweet hen and lays great, any advice would be greatly appriciated! I do have antibiotics on hand if needed but hate to treat unless necessary. Pic to follow (once camera charges)
     
  2. dawg53

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    I highly recommend that you quarantine her and watch for other symptoms. If the foul odor is enaminating from the head area, it could possibly very well be coryza. Here's a link, scroll down to Infectious Coryza and read about it if you wish:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
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  3. JodiLynn

    JodiLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suspected so. Will the others show symptoms? Would I have to cull all of my birds if this is the case?
     
  4. dawg53

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    If you read the link about Infectious Coryza, you wouldve read that it's contageous and birds will be carriers. I recommend that you cull the sick bird and keep an eye on the others for symptoms and cull accordingly.
     
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  5. JodiLynn

    JodiLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have read about it, I was afraid that this was it.
     
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    Can she pass it through her eggs? I did not see that answer on there?
     
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    Pictures of both sides. Coryza?
     

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