lump on silkie face

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by The Isa Silkie, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. The Isa Silkie

    The Isa Silkie Out Of The Brooder

    I have joined because one of my Silkie hens has a swollen lump next to her eye. I first noticed it yesterday. it was bleeding a bit and i washed it with warm water and salt. was this the right thing to do? Does anyone else have this problem?
     
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    A picture would be very helpful to figure out what it is. Is the face swollen or is it a scab or a peck injury? Many respiratory infections will present as swelling near the eye. Are there any other symptoms such as bubbles in the eye, sneezing, or nasal drainage?
     
  3. The Isa Silkie

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    i haven't noticed any other symptoms and she is only with a Silkie 2 months younger than her. She is a lot smaller and lighter than the other uninjured Silkie so maybe she was pecked.

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  4. Eggcessive

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    Yes I can see what looks like peck marks, so that is a relief. Watch it though. Put some Neosporin ointment on it, and watch for more pecking. Gention violet from the bandaid aisle at walmart would be good to dab on it to color it blue and hide it from being pecked. It is the same ingredient in BluKote, and the eye is too close for spraying.
     
  5. The Isa Silkie

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    Thank You Eggcessive [​IMG]
     
  6. The Isa Silkie

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    About 5 minutes ago i noticed that the purple swollen bits were all around her eye and none of them had puncture marks. i also noticed some smaller ones around her other eye. dose anyone have any ideas as to what it could be? [​IMG]
     
  7. The Isa Silkie

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    She also seems to be squinting and it is on both of her eyes now. the lump on her other eye is much smaller. I hope she lives [​IMG]
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  9. The Isa Silkie

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    cheers Eggcessive i have looked and fortunately it is not fowl pox. I have also looked at Newcastle disease but i don't think that it is that as she only has the eye swelling. i will try and get some pics of them now. Do you think i should keep rinsing it with warm salty water?
     
  10. The Isa Silkie

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    Not sure if this will help. you can see where the lump is though.
     

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