How Do I Clean Nostrils

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by capon, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. capon

    capon Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 28, 2009
    North Dakota
    i got a silkie hen at an auctoin yesterday , and today i noticed her notrils are plugged w yellow stuff !shes active eating well and drinking , the stuff is dried not runny , droppings r norm, not coughing and hre weight is pefect how do i clean her nosrils, or is this the start of infection
  2. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    Yellow stuff is never good. I would start with a dry toothbrush. If it doesnt come off you may have to use a piece of a damp cloth with some warm water just to break it up(not alot of water). If you have vet rx you can use that too.
  3. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2009
    Temperance, MI
    Don't know if it will work or not since it is dried. When I use to breed parrots if they got the food in their nares we'd use one of those baby nose bulbs for sucking buggers out of baby it worked [​IMG]
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    if the substance is too dry and not coming out with the nose bulb then soak a Q-tip in hydrogen peroxide and gently swirl on the mass... this often works wonders for softening up the mass so that you are able to remove the "plug" with a pair of fine plastic tweezers and then afterwards you can use the nose bulb.
    I would mist the area two or three times a day with OXINE > here is an article on that:

    You can also nebulize with Tylan .
    I would also give three drops of Polyvisol enfaml (no extra iron) in beak once a day for a week then taper off the next (this is a liquid childrens A-B-D vitamin) > vit A deficiency can also cause this.

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