Son's chicken with swollen earlobe, now swollen cheek and eye, HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 6duckies, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. 6duckies

    6duckies New Egg

    Jun 22, 2010
    My son's chicken had a swollen earlobe last night and now her cheek and around her eye is swollen. I don't know what it is and I have to help her for my son's sake. She is a feathered foot, not sure what kind. She is eating and grazing fine. It hurts her to touch it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    I'm no chicken health expert, but I do know that a swollen face is a bad thing. It makes me think respiratory disorder. If it were me, I would get some antibiotics into that bird ASAP. I like Sulmet. It's cheap, easy to find, and easy to administer. It has never let me down.

    Hopefully my response will bring your post back to the top of the list, and a real expert will see it. Good luck with your son's chicken!

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