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is a blocked nare supposed to stink?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Poultry parent, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    i found a polish pullet and i'm nursing her back to health, and she has a blocked nare, i've removed a small amount of it but it stinks like an abscess, is that normal for a blocked nare?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    No they are not usually blocked, this could be a respiratory issue with your polish. Any other symptoms?
     
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  3. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    well it's hard to tell since the nare is blocked, when i found her she was breathing through her mouth, she can now breath through her nose a little, no sneezing,or wheezing, she did have a bad case of lice
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Breathing through the mouth could indicate over heating. What were the circumstances in which you found her? Lice can be a major issue for polish especially due to their crests. Do you have them under control now? I've found ivermectin drops work best for lice.

    No sneezing, wheezing or discharge would not make me think resp trouble now. Are you sure the smell is not coming from her crop? Is she eating and drinking ok now?
     
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  5. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    I found her in the morning and it was pretty hot out, but she was still breathing through her mouth after a bath, the lice are under control now she is eating and drinking now, and I know the smell is not from her crop because when I cleaned the nare out a bit the stench increased tenfold
     

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