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leghorn has bump on beak HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CalvinHabba, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. CalvinHabba

    CalvinHabba Out Of The Brooder

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    A while back (around 1 month ago) i noticed that 1 of my 3 white leghorns had developed a bump sort thing on the top of its beak. At first it was small and wasnt black, but now its getting bigger and it is starting to turn black on the top. What is it and what should i do. I haven't seperated it yet because none of my other chickens are hurting the Leghorn. Is it poisonous? Is it urgent? WHAT SHOULD I DO!
     
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  2. Wayne&Kim1963

    Wayne&Kim1963 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would pick the black place off and squeeze it and see if there is any pus in it and have a kleenex or paper towel to put pressure on it if it bleeds then I would put some triple antibiotic ointment on it. Maybe it got scraped. I don't think it looks like chicken pox do any of your others have it?
     
  3. CalvinHabba

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    Thanks. None of the other chickens have it and what do i if my chicken is squirmy? What would be a substitute for the ointment? And do i need to separate [email protected]&Kim1963
     
  4. Wayne&Kim1963

    Wayne&Kim1963 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bactracin, neosporin, any of those to apply to sore but ONLY the kind WITHOUT PAIN RELEAVER. the pain reliever in them kills poultry. If you don't have anything to prevent infection put vaseline on it. Don't leave it dry.
     
  5. Wayne&Kim1963

    Wayne&Kim1963 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry too much with separation. It looks to me like a scape that got infected and should be ok you doctor it.
     
  6. CalvinHabba

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    So if i do not take out the black part and just put neosporn on it, it should be fine? Will the others eat the neosporn, should i cover it? @Wayne&Kim1963
     
  7. Wayne&Kim1963

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    It would be very difficult to cover it on the chicken and none of them will eat the neosporin but it wouldn't hurt them if they did in that small amount. After the black spot softens you need to check if there is pus in the sore and clean it if necessary.
     
  8. CalvinHabba

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    I understand but the chicken does not let me hold it
     
  9. Wayne&Kim1963

    Wayne&Kim1963 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you go in the pen and you grab the chicken by its feet and hold it close to you preventing it from flapping its wings and hurting itself. You can break their wing accidently. At night A chicken will be sitting on the roost and you can pick it up and doctor it more easily than daytime.
     
  10. CalvinHabba

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    Thats seems really harsh
     

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