Odd facial swelling... Please help!!

chickensarefamily2me

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Aug 14, 2010
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My Cuckoo Maran has an odd facial growth. I just noticed it today. It doesn't really seem to be irritated, and Tillie merely moves away when I poke it. It doesn't seem to bother her, but I'm worried. It's on her right cheek: the area just under and behind the eye. It's the size of a grape!! Someone please help! I can't deal with another death. I've already lost four to strokes in the last two months. They were 5 to 6 years. Tillie is only a year old. It's white on top and red closer to her head.
 

suebee

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I had a hen like that. I think it was a spider bite. The swelling went down within a few days.
 

Monk422

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I was gonna say the same thing. One of our chickens loves to mess around and eat black widows. It's her hobby. So far she's been lucky not getting bit. Our dog hasn't been so lucky however. Benadryl worked in that instance. Can you even give benadryl to chickens?
 

chickensarefamily2me

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9 Years
Aug 14, 2010
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Argyle, Texas
I don't think you can give benadryll to Chickens... But anyway... The lump has gotten bigger DX! I only have Garden Spiders, and no know black widows. I mean, I've see a few away from the coop, but usually at least 30 feet away. The only problem is that I can't see a bite mark. And now she's mad at me cuz I keep looking at it. I may try some antibiotic water, but I may wait for a few more days to see if it gets bigger. Can I try icing it?
 

vjbakke

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That sounds like the same thing one of my doms has right now. Hers is on top of her head by the top of her comb. Does your bird have swollen eyes? Mine does. She's eating and drinking fine. No bite mark as well. We don't have the $ to go to the vet. Is there any hazy spots on her eyes? Mine has a hazy spot on one of her eyes. I hope someone on here knows what this is.
 

chickensarefamily2me

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Aug 14, 2010
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Argyle, Texas
Quote:Miss Tillie does not have swollen eyes, or any hazy spots. However Tillie is eating and drinking fine, but it drives me mad with worry that she is injured. I think it got a little bigger since I last posted. That was only a few hours ago. Please! Someone help!!
 

chickensarefamily2me

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9 Years
Aug 14, 2010
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Argyle, Texas
Quote:Inside her mouth? Okay. I'll try that as soon as my Dad gets home. She's already avoiding me. Thank you.

Tillie's facial swelling still hasn't gone down, and when I looked in her mouth, nothing was there. It doesn't seem to bother her, so I'm going to leave it alone.
 
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