My chicken is having a hard time to breath

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pwand, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen has one side of her nose damaged and doesn't appear to be able to breath out of the nostril. It appears to be crusted over. I have been trying to soften it up in hopes of helping her breath out of the side. I don't' know what she did to cause such damage. I suspect she jumps of the top roost and banged into the walls. I have since lowered there roosts. I brought her in to treat her again, and the other side is plugged up. She is having a touch time to breath. Can chickens breath out of there mouths. She is 5.5yrs old. Any suggestions. Thanks.
     
  2. whatsup chickenbutt

    whatsup chickenbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you sure she injured it? or perhaps she is sick. If you arent positive she actually injured it, I would probably do a search on respiratory illnesses and possibly treat her with an antibiotic.
     
  3. dlhunicorn

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    is there blood caking up the nares then to make you think it is injury?
     
  4. dlhunicorn

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    is there blood caking up the nares then to make you think it is injury?
     
  5. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She doesn't really have a nostril on that side anymore. Its like it has rotted showing cartridge, and cake with possibly hardened food. Its hard to explain. I have been using peroxide and a cue-tip to try to soften it up in hopes in unplugging that side. She had to of injured it.
     

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