Is This something To Be Concerned With?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JP33, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any guesses?

    Thanks!


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  3. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hmmm--that is certainly different! Maybe it is a pore for a feather? She looks good...I will be watching this for others' ideas. Terri O
     
  4. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A pore for a feather? I'm not sure I follow you, care to elaborate?

    Thank you.


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  5. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    That is interesting. Does it go through to the nasal cavity?
    I will keep posted to this, because it is very odd.
    Do chickens get black heads?
    Maybe some one just logged on that knows.
     
  6. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if it goes all the way through, I can look at it more closely tomorrow.

    Anyone else ever see anything like this?


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  7. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a new one to me. Have you had someone hold her so you can look at it more closely? Could it me a buildup of mite feces? What happens to it when you wet it? Maybe its a little extra tissue build up?
     
  8. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I will look at it a little more closely tomorrow but its definitely a hole.

    Now that I think about it, I may have seen a dark spot there several days ago, can't recall for sure.


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  9. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked her up and got a better look today. Its a wound of some type. I'm thinking she may have tried to peck something & something poked her there. She is healthy and happy otherwise. Will keep an eye on her.

    The wound is clean and not bleeding. Should I just leave it be or put something on it? Anyone else have beak wounds that healed nicely or not?


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  10. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she have gotten stung by a bee, wasp, or something?

    If a wound, I'd delicately try to wash it in a dilute iodine or saline solution. Keep a close eye on her to be sure she doesn't get an allergic reaction and swell up her face or nasal passages -- if she was stung, that is. I'd also give her some pedialyte or electrolytes in water.
     

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