Silkie face swollen and nostril obstruction. PICS. HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by muscovy94, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone there is something wrong with my FAVORITE silkie hen. Her face is very swollen and there is something very wrong with one of her nostrils. CAN someone please help?? Here are some pics:
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  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    It looks like she has discharge from her eye in the picture. Any from the beak?
    If so, it could be a respiratory illness.
    I can't really see the last 2 pics very well.
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I'm seeing what I think I'm seeing that is quite a large obstruction. I hope someone with some experience can help you out soon before the post gets pushed down too far.
     
  4. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can try to remove the obstruction if you have someone to help you by holding her Perhaps a pair of tweezers or something blunt and flat to dig it out. I hope someone with more knowledge can help you.
     
  5. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've have to clean out my girls nostril before. She was pretty good about sitting still. I got a glass of warm water and some q-tips to wet it down a little and soften it up. And then used some tweezers and *very gently* a safety pin also. I kind of just stabbed the thing with the pin after loosening it with water and most of it came out, and then I got the rest out with the tweezers.

    Good luck.

    And I'm not too sure about the eye though [​IMG]
     
  6. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops, Double Post [​IMG]
     
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  7. rearrolled

    rearrolled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hay just put some solt water on the eyes and it should be good within a week [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think i may be wrong but doesnt corzya look like that is this bird quarentined ?
     
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  9. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, sure looks like Corzya. Which means, in all likelihood, you're going to have to cull that bird and keep a very good idea on your flock to make sure no one else has it.
     

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