Mass behind beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mamacluck86, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Mamacluck86

    Mamacluck86 New Egg

    Jan 2, 2016
    Southern Ohio
    Possibly an impacted salivary gland, any other ideas?
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. It could possibly be canker or trichmoniasis, a protozoan infection which causes yellow to gray patches inside the beak and throat. Fish Zole (metronidazole, Flagyl) 250 mg given orally every day for 5 days is the usual treatment. Some prefer to cut the tablet in half, giving half in the morning and half in the evening. Acidified copper sulfate is used 1/4 tsp per gallon of water for 3 days each month to act as a preventative, since this is a contagious disease to other poultry and chickens.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2016

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