nose shell seems to be missing help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mommiejamie, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. mommiejamie

    mommiejamie New Egg

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    I have a polish chick which is about three months old and started to sneeze a few weeks ago. I was thinking that it had to do with me adding new shavings. So I ignored it hoping it would stop. Well it hasn't stopped sneezing and now it looks as if its is missing that shell that covers the nose!!! Please help I dont know what to do or what to expect. She eats fine and drinks fine I have started to give her hard boiled eggs to help with the sneezing but I cant find out anything else to help her please please please respond if you have any idea of what's happening and what I can do.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! So sorry it is under this circumstance, but we will gladly attempt to help you and your chick.

    Can you take and post a photo of the bird so that we can see what you are seeing? It is often difficult to envision the actual injury/problem correctly based on a description which can lead to offering advice that is incorrect.
     
  3. mommiejamie

    mommiejamie New Egg

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    Yes I just have to figure it out ;)
     
  4. mommiejamie

    mommiejamie New Egg

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  5. mommiejamie

    mommiejamie New Egg

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    There is snot now. A little chunk of snot crust on top I tried to get a good clear pic and clean her off but this is the best pic I got.
     
  6. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    I think she has a respiratory infection...
     
  7. mommiejamie

    mommiejamie New Egg

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    I think so too but would the cover of her nose come off or do you think that this is the way its supposed to be?
     
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  8. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    I can't see anything abnormal in the picture so I'm not sure what you mean.
     
  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I would very gently clean the crust away and take another photo so that we can see the area fully exposed for comparison.
     
  10. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    That's a good idea.
     

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