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Need Advice - Crusty nostril

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jendorego, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. jendorego

    jendorego New Egg

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    Hi. I have a Bantuam hen who is about 7.5 years old. I noticed this morning that she has a crusty lump in her right nostril. I am having trouble finding a vet for a chicken so I am wondering if anyone has any advice on what I can do to help Polly or if it is something that is worse than I hope it is. We've had Polly and our other chicken for a little over a year and have not seen this before. Thanksfor any assistance.

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  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like she just has a big piece of dried booger lol
    Have you tried getting it out?
    7.5 YEARS OLD[​IMG]Wow that's an old chicken


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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It could be feed that has become like concrete stuck in her nose. Nasal canker could also be the problem, but I would work on doing warm saline soaks to her nostril for 10 minutes. Then carefully take a QTip drenched with hydrogen peroxide, and wet the obstruction a few times to soften the crud. Then take a tooth pick and try to clean out the obstruction. You make have to do this a couple of times. Here are a couple of threads with a similar problem:
    http://www.browneggblueegg.com/Article/PluggedNare/PluggedNare.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/941583/infected-bantam-nostril-please-help-emergency-with-pics
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/954162/clogged-nare-difficult-case
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...king-nostrils-pics-posted-more-pics-15-and-16
     

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