Is this a swollen face?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SCOUT123, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. SCOUT123

    SCOUT123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her sister's been pecking at the side that basically has no hair anymore (it was really dirty). Could this be mycoplasma, or is it just because of the pecking? I saw her scratch at it twice. The area that i think looks a little weird is the one to the left of her nostril.
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    ^ The "normal" side

    Yesterday morning she was a little hoarse, but that's because they screamed the whole day afterI locked them into their coop for a day trip. After some "warming up", she sounded normal again.

    If it's swelling or mycoplasma, what can i do to treat it?
    I'm pretty sure it's just because her sister's been pecking around that area a lot. It did help get her face cleaner, though. It was covered in dirt before :lol: Should I put anything on her face?

    *Forgot to add that she's not showing any other symptoms. There is no nasal or eye discharge. Her breathing sounds normal; she's eating, drinking, and laying fine. There is no cough.
     
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  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Perhaps a little on one of the eyebrows.
     
  3. SCOUT123

    SCOUT123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    really? i thought the area to the left of her nostril was a little concerning.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It could be peck wounds, and there could be some pus inside. You might try lancing one, and trying to squeeze out any pus or solid mass.
     
  5. SCOUT123

    SCOUT123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could I put something on it in the meantime? I mean, I don't want to lance her, but if I have to, I will. So in the meantime I'd like to try everything I can to prevent doing that to her. I'm not even sure how i'd get a sharp thing anywhere close to her face anyways [​IMG]
    So are there any alternatives to lancing? [​IMG] I don't think the "friendly pecks" broke skin, so how could there be pus? (still a noob at this lol) And will the hairs grow back? It's not mycoplasma, right? (Sorry for so many questions lmao)
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would probably just watch it. Iodine would be something that you could use on the bumps. Let us know here if your hen develops any other symptoms, such as runny nose, foamy eyes, or coughing.
     
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  7. SCOUT123

    SCOUT123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you; you've been so helpful [​IMG]
    should i put neosporin on it in the meantime? and what does iodine do to the bump exactly?
     
  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The iodine or betadine would disinfect the area, and help to dry out the bumps. Antibiotic ointment could also be used instead, but may collect dirt or get hot in the sun. You really don't have to use either one.
     
  9. SCOUT123

    SCOUT123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! So do I just dab the iodine on her face directly or do I dilute it first, and what should i do if I accidentally get it in her mouth/eyes/nose?
     
  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Betadine 10% can be used directly on the skin with a QTip. I would avoid the eyes especially. Wrap her in a towel or get another pair of hands to apply it.
     
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