Nose problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lacy Duckwing, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Lacy Duckwing

    Lacy Duckwing Songster

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    Hi. The other day I had noticed that my Silver Duckwing Old English Game Bantam hen seemed to have some breathing problem. I didn't think it was respiratory disease for the flock had good ventilation. The bantam (Lacy is her name) is a bit on the feral side, so I don't really hold her that much. This morning I picked up and noticed something was wrong with one of her nostrils. I took some pictures of her nose to show you guys. What do think it is and what can be done for her. She is 5 years old and is almost 6. My Mom suggested putting bag balm on it to soften things up so I've done that.

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  2. Chickenlover0810

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    might be an injury, i will look it up later
     
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  3. Eggcessive

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    I would put some hydrogen peroxide or saline eye wash on a QTip to moisten the nostril, and clean any secretions with a wooden toothpick, but be careful not to damage her nostril. Repeat if not softened. It might take a couple of attempts to succeed. Feed and dirt mixed with secretions can block a nostril, and it can enlarge and completely block the air flow. Watch for any signs of a respiratory infection, but it may just be from feed getting stuck. The picture below is a blocked nostril from feed, dirt, and secretions.

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  4. Lacy Duckwing

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    Thank you for the advice. I'll try this.
     
  5. Lacy Duckwing

    Lacy Duckwing Songster

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    @Eggcessive, me and my Mom did this with the hydrogen peroxide and it worked. Her nose is clean. Is there anything I should do as far as following up? You said:
    How would I know if she gets one and what can I do to avoid one? Thanks.
     
  6. Criticalicious

    Criticalicious Crowing

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    Respiratory infection causes runny nose, sneezing, and/or puffed up sinuses around the ear and eye.
     
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  7. Eggcessive

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    Yes, there should not be any more problems unless she gets food stuck in either nostril. She is most likely fine. If you should see her sneezing more than the occasional sneeze from dust or during eating, nasal drainage, or bubbles in an eye, then there could be a respiratory infection. Chicks with respiratory diseases usually act lethargic and sleepy as well.
     
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  8. Chickenlover0810

    Chickenlover0810 Chirping

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    Ok so I found some stuff,the

    Cholera- caused by bacteria, symptoms are sneezing, nasal discharge and coughing. There is no treatment will live for about a month

    Infectious coryza- also caused by bacteria, symptoms are loss of appetite and water, nasal disgarge, swollen face and reddish foul smelling discharge from nose. treatment is Gallimycin, Vetstrep.

    Infectious laryngotracheitis- symptoms are swollen sinuses, nasal discharge, coughing, breathing through mouth and watery eyes. There is no treatment you should cull or get flock vaccinated before anyone gets sick, but some chickens do survive if they don't survive they will only last a couple days

    Hope this helps and these might not be what is wrong with lacy so DON'T worry good luck
     
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  9. Eggcessive

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    She doesn’t appear to have any symptoms except a slightly plugged nostril.
     
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  10. Lacy Duckwing

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    It apparently has been around for awhile. I found a picture of her that was taken in August that showed some of it, but wasn't as bad. I think it was what Eggcessive said that it was. I did what Eggcessive said to do, and now Lacy is doing good. Thanks for trying to diagnose her problem though.
     

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