Nose infection, or just a scratch?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lanies chicks, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Lanies chicks

    Lanies chicks New Egg

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    Hi everyone!

    So, I have been raising poultry for the past 11 years, and I currently have a Bantam Modern Game with either a nose infection or she scrapped of the entire surface off her nostril. [​IMG] It really does not look very good.
    There is no blood. But her nose is pretty messed up. There is either a piece of cartalidge, bone, or hardened snot that is blocking the opening of the nostril. It is movable, but she really does not like it when I try to remove it.

    Any advice? Thanks everyone. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
    I'm hoping she is well and healed before the GCPF show in the beginning of January.

    Here is a picture of her.
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    Last edited: Dec 16, 2013
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from Northern Michigan :D

    You will likely get a better response to your question if you post it in the emergency section of the forum. good luck with your hen.
     
  3. Lanies chicks

    Lanies chicks New Egg

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    Thank you @1muttsfan
    I don't really know how to use this yet. Just trying get my bearings and get some help. [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    She's very pretty. Click on forum above - from the drop down menu, click on Raising backyard chickens. A side tab will open, scroll down to "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread.

    You start a post there regarding your hen's nose injury- the same way you posted in the new members thread. Please post in detail along with picture of your hen, list any thing that seems
    connected ie., was she in a fight with another bird, etc.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Happy you joined us today! Happy holidays!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome to BYC and Happy Holidays! Hope your little bantam is OK.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - from that picture it looks more like an injury than a respiratory infection.
     
  8. Lanies chicks

    Lanies chicks New Egg

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    Hi everyone!
    Thank you so much for the warm welcome!
    I am really excited to get to know a bunch of people who are just as obsessed with poultry as I am. [​IMG]
     

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