is my pullet sick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by beckysaur, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. beckysaur

    beckysaur Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed my 7-week-old buff orpington has some dark stuff around her nostrils. Does this mean she is sick? She seems to be acting pretty normal, although she was stretching her mouth open a lot tonight... does THAT mean she is a rooster trying to crow?!
    (I guess this is two questions.)
     
  2. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure about the dark stuff around her nostrils. Is she outisde digging in the dirt/mud? As for the mouth stretching...this is totally normal.
     
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  3. speedabug

    speedabug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She might just have a runny nose. The temperature is changing and it might have got her nose messed up. If shes eating and drinking she will be fine.
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    How cold is it where you are ?? Could you post a pic of her issue ? If she is showing no other signs of being sick I would guess no. How is her eating,drinking,pooping ? The open mouth thing is normal.
     
  5. beckysaur

    beckysaur Out Of The Brooder

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    It isn't super cold here in Portland. But also the chickens are still inside my basement with a heat lamp almost all of the time. Sometimes I let them run around outside during the day.

    I think she is eating/drinking normally. Her poop is slightly soft.

    Here is a pic where you can kind of see her nostrils...

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  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I would just keep an eye on her and see how she does, Any sneezing ?
     
  7. beckysaur

    beckysaur Out Of The Brooder

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    no sneezing that I've seen!
     

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