Pullet with swollen face

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

  1. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

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    I agree with Kathy, it looks like the tongue is coated with gunk, the inside of the beak too. If you can get her to the vet that would be best.
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  2. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Okay, hopefully I'll be able to get her in to see the vet. I'd be nervous about trying to dig out the pus, I don't want to damage her eye.
     
  3. casportpony

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    This is very serious, and I know how special this bird is to you. If she isn't drinking and eating she will almost certainly get worse and there is a real risk she will die. Do you have any antibiotics?
     
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  4. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    I have oxytetracycline. I'll pay the emergency fee if I have to in order to get her in to see a vet.
     
  5. Ryder

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    You might have to take an eye. My mom said she had to do something like this before it was either helping her live and she lost the eye or let her suffer and making it through this is slim. I would definitely go to the vet. How old is she.
     
  6. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    She's pretty young, she hatched this April.
     
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  7. Ryder

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    Is she that rare ayami breed where the bird is all black
     
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  8. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Yes, she's an Ayam Cemani.
     
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  9. Ryder

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    I hope she pulls through. She an very important bird
     
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  10. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    I hatched 4 in total, but she's the only pullet, I don't think I'll be able to keep the cockerels.
     
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