Pullet with swollen face

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CarpCharacin, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Wyorp Rock

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    I don't think I would poke it with a needle. Chicken pus is a semi-hard cheese-like substance. You may be able to put warm compresses on the eye to help loosen it a bit, then press it out. Having a helper is a very good idea.
    Do you have any antibiotics on hand?
    Any foul odor coming from the face?

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/maran-pullet-with-swollen-closed-eye.1284967/#post-20846044

     
  2. casportpony

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    Press firmly on the swelling and see what comes out of her nostrils and choanal slit. If possible, take a picture of it.

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  3. CarpCharacin

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    There is no foul odor. I have some oxytetracycline on hand
    Here is a better picture of what it looks like inside of her eye:
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    I pressed on it, and I didn't see anything coming out of her nostrils, but this is what her choanal slit looks like:
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  4. casportpony

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    Is her choanal slit full of gunk?
     
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  5. CarpCharacin

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    I looked again, and I don't think it is.
     
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    It doesn't look normal to me. Compare it to the picture I posted. It should be a nice groove, no yellow or mucus.
     
  7. CarpCharacin

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    I don't think it's completley full of gunk, but I agree, it doesn't look totally normal. It almost looked like there was some blood on it.
     
  8. casportpony

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    I think she has a sinus infection. Can you take her to the vet tomorrow morning?
     
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  9. CarpCharacin

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    I'm not sure when the soonest I can get her in to see a vet is, but I hope I'll be able to.
     

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