my chicken has a third nostril?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by whatsup chickenbutt, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. whatsup chickenbutt

    whatsup chickenbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    I was out with my baby chicks (7 weeks) and I was right down close to them while they were drinkng water and I noticed that one of them (crevocoeur or black polish) was making a loud wheezing sound while she/he was breathing. Then I noticed that she has an extra hole on the top of her beak. Its about exactly the size of the 2 side nostrils, and centered perfectly. She doesnt behave any differently than the others, doesnt seem sick at all. Has anyone ever heard of anything like this? I will try to get a picture shortly.
  2. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    wow, that's weird! Of course you know we want to see pics!
  3. farmergal

    farmergal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2008
    Nor Cal
    Don't know the answer... but it's a really interesting question and might need a little bump [​IMG]
  4. Lil Chirp

    Lil Chirp Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2008
    That is so odd.
    I want one. [​IMG]
  5. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    My guess is that someone is pecking her beak and injuring it. I'll bet if you sit and watch them long enough - - especially while they are eating - - you will find another chick is pecking her.

    Please keep us posted. If she is indeed injured, you may wish to separate her until this heals.

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