Runny/Crusty nose and pale face

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NicInNC, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed yesterday that my almost one year old banty had a pale face. I was just out there a bit ago and noticed that it's nose was all clogged up and crusty. I was able to pull away all the crust and it's nose was a bit runny. I'm guessing now that it must be sick. I listed to it's breathing for a long time and the breathing sounds really clear.

    What should I do besides separating it from the others? What do you think might be wrong with it?
     
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  2. NotTheMomma

    NotTheMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sinus infection? Respiratory infection? Environmental issues like dusty living area, dust bathing in dry dirt? Eating and drinking ok? Or acting sick?
     
  3. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's eating and drinking just fine. It's face is just really pale, it's comb is completely limped over to one side and it's nose is runny/ crusty. It's also sneezed a few times.

    I'm really worried because my friend/neighbor said that one of her chickens did the same thing before it died. She said all the others that died showed NO signs of illness whatsoever.

    Oh, I hope it's nothing serious. She's one of my favorite chickens. She was our first.
     
  4. karen71

    karen71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any smell ?
     
  5. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't notice any smell. She's a lot worse today though. She's sneezing quite a bit and her nose is extremely crusty. She's also sounding a bit congested now.

    Can I buy antibiotics at TSC or does a vet have to prescribe them?
     
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  6. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have advice? She sounds horrible! She's also moving around pretty slow now. Is it too late to do anything? Also, Can chickens carry diseases that dogs can get? Ever since my chicken has been sick, my sheltie has been sick. I caught my sheltie drinking out of the chickens water the other day. My sheltie is vomiting and her gums are extremely pale. She's going to the vet today.
     
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  7. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about this, but i might suggest you see if you can PM a moderator who's online right now (click on the Index tab and scroll down to the bottom to see who's online right now) and try to get a faster answer. At the time i'm writing this, i saw that NiftyChicken is online.

    I'm sorry about your chicken. The best of luck to you.

    Beth
     
  8. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Your bird sounds as though she is getting sicker by the minute. Time is of the essence. Respiratory issues left unattended for too long are often just too much for the poor things to get through. I would get her to an avian vet right away if at all possible. She needs treatment.
    As to antibiotics, feed stores usually carry terramycin but I have no idea if it will help her. If her problem is viral, it certainly won't though it may help tackle any secondary bacterial infection.
    Whatever you do, HURRY. If she has also slowed/stopped eating and drinking, she is extremely vulnerable (she needs hydration).
    JJ
     

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