Help! I have a 5 month old Polish with yellow mucous gummed up on her beak. Her feathers are getting stuck in it, and she honk/hiccups every once in a while. I was able to loosen and remove the yellow stuff in a warm bath, but it's come back. Her actual nasal holes are clear and she can breathe. The temp outside is about 70, she's in a coop with sawdust bedding and has 2 mates, a pair of 1 yr old White Leghorns. She's eating Purina Grower laced w 3 Tbsp cayenne pepper and 2 Tbsp powdered eggshell per gallon of feed. For treats, she gets scratch, zucchini, carrot shavings, cherry tomatoes, grapes, etc. She's had these symptoms for about a week, and I've been treating the whole flock with a water solution of piperazine (1/2 tsp per 2L) for gape worm. She doesn't have the classic gummy-saliva symptom that the WL has. Her behaviour otherwise is about the same, she eats well, forages actively, and naps in the sunshine. The other birds have no mucous secretion. What can I do? Is this serious? Is there a home remedy? We have no local feed stores, and the ones that are driving distance rarely carry poultry meds. Also, there's no WAY I can cull this bird... she's literally my lap pet!