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Hen with Swollen Crown

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheChips, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. TheChips

    TheChips Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello there

    I have a hen with a swollen crown, shes been eating and drinking normal. Could this be due to a possible tick or spider bite? Ive read on here that if I give her a dose of Childrens Benedryl itll help the swelling go down.

    Any advice is appreciated thanks!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Are ther any other symptoms that she has other than a swollen comb? Where do you live? Is is cold there, or have you had any diseases reported in your area? Do you see any marks that could be a sting? The 1/2 dose of children's Benadryl would be okay to use if yoj thjnk it was a sting or tick bite.Let us know how she is doing tomorrow.
     
  3. TheChips

    TheChips Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Michigan, the weather has been very up and down 2 days ago it was 38 degrees at night, tonight its about 55 degrees.
    I have not had any other people reporting and illiness' within their flock. She hasnt shown any other symptoms from this.
     

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