Hi, I noticed this afternoon that one side of my year-old-broody-for-the-second-time buff orpington's face was swollen. I scooped her up to examine, expecting something to be in her eye. I didn't see anything but excessive clear liquid in the corner of her eye and some in her nose. I decided I'd come check the archives to see what others have experienced with swollen faces but before I got far I remembered I had taken pictures this morning and decided to inspect them. What I discovered was a chipped beak. I'm assuming the swelling is a pain response. What can I do for her? I'd like to do whatever I can by myself however I'm not opposed to a vet visit. My favorite photo from this morning, you can see the chipped beak. A more recent view of the chipped beak and the swelling on the right side. I keep her and her 13 cornish x chicks in a large dog kennel with pine shavings as bedding at night and they are free to explore the grass in a 5 by 10 pen covered with chicken wire (or stay in the kennel) during the day. She eats chick starter/grower with the chicks.