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Nasty growth on Beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Grenadianexpat, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Grenadianexpat

    Grenadianexpat Out Of The Brooder

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    Just spotted this today.

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    The chick seems OK if not quite so feisty about being handled.

    Is this potentially terminal, or might there be a remedy out there.
     
  2. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    OMG, I have never seen anything like it. Weird. Does it hurt the chick?
     
  3. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    Well Theres Three Possibilities that i see. It could be an Infection, that started out as a cut.
    It could be an Extreme case of fowl pox (Doubt it)
    Or if you have turkeys it could be blackhead. (Maybe)

    But i think its an infection. Maybe some antibiotics to treat it or, im not sure. This is a tough situation.
     
  4. Grenadianexpat

    Grenadianexpat Out Of The Brooder

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    No Turkeys, and only this one affected (so far).

    I haven't touched the lump yet, so I can't tell if it is sensitive. I will check that out.
     
  5. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Possible infection from getting something up her nose. Can you see the nostril on that side at all? Is it blocked? Possible impacted sinus as well.
     
  6. Grenadianexpat

    Grenadianexpat Out Of The Brooder

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    It feels pretty firm not hard, but only a very little give to it, and pressing it caused no reaction, so I guess no pain..
     
  7. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If this was my chick, /i'd give antibiotics incase its an abscess
     
  8. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Quote:x2
     

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