Pullet with a swollen face on one side

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 1littlefarmer, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. 1littlefarmer

    1littlefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure how long she's had it (I don't think it would have been very long or I would have noticed it) but I have a 5 month old pullet who's face has swelled on one side. My wife and I just noticed it this morning.

    Any thoughts? She's a flighty little thing and I wouldn't rule out that she flew into a fence or a wall and hurt herself...


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    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Does it smell? It could be coryza.

    Any sneezing or boogers? Head shaking?
     
  3. 1littlefarmer

    1littlefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, no smell, sneezing or discharge that I could see. I looked up coryza and it doesn't seem to fit...
     
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Well, I would isolate her & keep an eye on her (no pun intended) for 2 weeks.

    If anyone starts shaking their heads or getting boogery, and treat immediately.

    I am just finishing up a horrible outbreak of something nasty and having just lost a bunch of birds, I would suggest you treat everyone ---just in case---if possible. Or you can go the hard-core route and cull any chooks who present symptoms. To be honest: I wish I had culled then treated. I think I would have lost less birds that way.
     
  5. Chebidiah Chickens

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  6. Chebidiah Chickens

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    Hi I was wondering how your pullet is doing, I have a pullet the same age whose has the same swollen face as yours w/no other symtoms of anything else. Please let me know. thanks
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  7. 1littlefarmer

    1littlefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's fine now. I isolated her for a few days and the swelling went away. As it was only on the one side I think she may have been stung by a bee. I have a couple of hives that aren't too far away from the chickens.

    Good luck with your pullet!
     
  8. Chebidiah Chickens

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    Thanks for the imput, I will do the same.
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  9. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had roo's with swollen faces from "interacting" with another roo, i always goes away in a day or 2. I am surprised my BR hen doesn't have a swollen face cause she is crazy and very large!
     

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