My Hens has two plugged nostirls

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pwand, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 5.5 yr old hen I believe has a respiratory infection. Both of her nostrils are crusted hard and plugged. I have tried to use peroxide, warm water with a little bit of dish soap, and nasal mist using a qu-tip . Nothing seems to be working. It seems to make it harder for her to breath after I'm done. I have her on antibiotic and vitamins for almost a week, she seemed to improve somewhat. How long can it take to clear up an infection. Any suggestions on how to unplug her nose. She is eating and drinking. thanks
     
  2. lesterlu

    lesterlu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am new to chickens, but you might want to google VetRX Poultry ($6-10) and see if you think it might help. it has camphor and other natural things in it. the box says for colds. i used it for my pullets' diarrhea after reading about it on another byc blog and it helped.

    i am no expert-so maybe someone else can weigh in on this as well. hope your bird gets better.
     
  3. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for you reply, I'm going to contact the feed stores and see if they sell it. If not I will order it. Thanks again. [​IMG]
     
  4. hankshens

    hankshens Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind of vitamins do you have her on? Good Luck
     
  5. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have her on Poul-vite.
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I found an article here on Plugged Nares. http://www.browneggblueegg.com/Article.html

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    sounds like you tried some of it, but it may be worth a review. It also sounds like it can take quite some time to resolve, so keep working at it.

    Jody
     
  7. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the article, I did come across this one. I will keep trying.
     

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