Infected bantam nostril? PLEASE HELP!!! EMERGENCY! WITH PICS

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MsBanty90, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. MsBanty90

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    This is my first post on BYC and i'm sorry if I posted this in the wrong thread but I'm so frantic. I noticed this morning that one of my bantam's nose, her name is Lacey, is completely swollen and yellow. It wasn't like that yesterday. My bantam always had crusty's in her nostrils and I've tried to take it out numerous times but it seems like it's part of her beak? If that's even possible. Anyway. it looks like her one side is a pimple with a yellow center where the "crust" used to be. She has another roommate and their both very close. If one is apart the other gets scared and will bagawk until she sees her sister. Is it possible that her roomie pecked her? There is no blood and that's the only thing throwing me off. :( I don't know what to do. My avian vet specialist is only in on Tuesdays and that's so far from now. I also noticed that Nubby, the other "roomie" without the swollen nostril, is loosing color on her face and plucking all of her feathers to the point that she no longer has any tail feathers!. The last one came out today. :/ She used to be so red in the summer time. I've been giving them electrolytes in their water to see if it's the cold. Her comb is shriveling up and turning pale and her face is turning yellow... Almost as if she was jaundice. She seems to eat and drink water fine. Lacey also doesn't seem to be sick.... I'm so worried. These two are my angels and I care for them deeply. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. I would appreciate it very much. I have provided pictures to see if it will help you all determine what it is and what may have happened to Lacey.
    PS: 3 months ago Lacey was attacked by a hawk and it managed to break the top of her nostril made out of the beak material. Now here's the problem, this happened over 3 months ago and since then she has been fine. Her nose healed completely and she was happy and even managed to make a full recovery from the rest of her wounds. She had a chunk of meat the size of a quarter on her back exposed at some points being a quarter of an inch deep and a small laceration on her butt where her tail feathers grown in.

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    Before viewing the pictures, please note that both her and her sister, Nubby, were saved from a home that took horrible care of her. We took it upon us (hubby and I) to take them in and provide them with the love and attention they so desperately needed and deserved.


    Thank-you you all in advance for your comments and advice. We appreciate it. <3
     
  2. MsBanty90

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    Can anyone please help?... I have no idea where to even start treating her. :/
     
  3. newchickincoop

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    She's so pretty !! In sure one of our experienced friends will chime in ... But have you tried warm compress 3 to 4 times a day or a child's humidifier to soften the mound any to see if it can be removed?

    I would dust form mites and parasites bs worm both ... That is if you haven't :)

    If she is eating and drinking the compress might help scab removed but should be ok till Tuesday :) good luck !!
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Looks like it could be a sinus infection. Can you take her to a vet?

    -Kathy
     
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  7. dawg53

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    One could try that, and that will work if it's in just the nare. No harm in trying that first. [​IMG]

    -Kathy

    Hopefully it's not a bacterial issue or sinus canker. I'm sure the hen inhaled feed dust or other debris since only one nostril is affected.
     
  8. seminolewind

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    I had one with plugged nares . I thought it was all these exotic ailments. But one day, I soaked it for a few minutes, and flicked it out carefully with a tooth pick. Dawg53 had been right his first guess with mine.
     
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  9. casportpony

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    I had a few last year that had secondary infections from pox. Each one the pus was not limited to just the nare and it took a long time to get all the pus out. No harm in trying, one will either get it all out or they won't. [​IMG]

    One should check the choanal slit for pus
    It should not have pus in the slit like this one does.
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    Here are some pictures that show the sinus cavities:
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    -Kathy
     
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  10. seminolewind

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    As always, very nice pictures, Kathy.
     

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