Need some help...first ever chickens, having a health issue I cant find any info on.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kalabreanne, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. I have 4 chicks, 1 month old, give or take a few days. They are my first chickens. They're 2 RIR's, and 2 Dominiques.

    One of my Dominiques flew onto my lap yesterday, and as I was petting her I noticed that her nostrils had something stuck to them. It looked like a bit of dirt so I went to take it off and it ended up being a scab - it appeared that if I would have peeled it off it would've taken part of her nostril with it.

    She is still eating & drinking perfectly fine, and acting normally aside from the occasional sneeze. However I noticed today that her nostrils appear a bit swollen. Should I bring her into the vet, or wait it out and see if the problem clears up? Any remedies are welcome as well. Thanks in advance.
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    If she is acting normally, i would just keep an eye on here. A swollen nostril is not a symptom that is typically mentioned. i wonder if she got a bit of bedding lodged in there. If it looks red, make sure the other chicks are not pecking at it.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012

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