I have a sick chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Swissmiss989, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Swissmiss989

    Swissmiss989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that was ok 2 days ago. I went out to see her today and she had a growth (about the size of her eye) by her jaw and her head is cocked sideways to the ground. Whats the deal? I hatched her and she was perfectly healthy up till today. She is a American Game bird X. Any Ideas? Will this jeopardize my flock?? Any clue what this could be??
     
  2. MontanaMomma

    MontanaMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may be way off, but I'd play with it and see if it feels like there's fluid in it. If so, it may need to be drained [​IMG] or antibiotics may be in order.
     
  3. Swissmiss989

    Swissmiss989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about her crooked head tho??
     
  4. MontanaMomma

    MontanaMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know [​IMG] Sorry! I don't know enough about chickens. Maybe she's holding her head funny because it is so close to her ear? I just know when I see a lump I want to know if it is a solid lump or a ooky lump. Good luck!
     

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