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Swelling in Peachick's windpipe????

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Vitoria, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. Vitoria

    Vitoria Out Of The Brooder

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    Hope everyone's doing fine.

    5 month old peachick, has this, what looks like, swelling in her airway [right beneath her beak] since like, a few hours ago.

    I noticed because she was not eating what I offered to her [which was a boiled egg], her crop was full though [she's a free range]. I set her on my lap and she closed her eyes immediately.

    SIGNS:

    the swelling,
    slow movements [not the usual hyper active]
    extra defensive
    not eating...

    Its only been a few hours.
    Do any of you have an idea?

    PS: I do not have access to any sort of professional vet here in Pakistan.
     
  2. Vitoria

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    I couldn't take close ups because she is refusing to come down from that wall. [although she's an imprinted one]
     
  3. Vitoria

    Vitoria Out Of The Brooder

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    see the little bulge beneath her beak?
     
  4. Vitoria

    Vitoria Out Of The Brooder

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    She's foraging, moving, flying up and down, everything is fine EXCEPT THAT BULGE.
    Better safe than sorry, right?
     
  5. Vitoria

    Vitoria Out Of The Brooder

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    MEDICINES I HAVE ON ME AT THE MOMENT:

    -amoxycillin [baytril's equivalent]
    -Oxytetracycline
    -Calpol
    -Metranidazole
     
  6. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017 Premium Member

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    Hello, 2 years ago I had an 8 week old chick develop a similar bulge. He was in a wire bottom cage and had not had exposure to older birds, also no contact with the ground yet. I checked for a foreign object, but found nothing. We decided on a wait and see approach and the swelling slowly went down over the course of about 24 hrs. What we ended up thinking it was, was a bee sting. Since it has only been a few hours and this is not a normal location for sinus infection related swelling, I would give her 24 hrs. and just keep a close eye on her. Give her some treats to make sure it isn't interfering with her eating/swallowing. Keep us posted and good luck.
     
  7. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    This one had the swelling under the jaw, and I have had a few others as well. If you bird starts getting crusty eyes that matt shut and starts yawning I can tell you what I suspect. None of the meds you have on hand will touch it.

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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you catch her?

    -Kathy
     
  9. Vitoria

    Vitoria Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes i caught her. I looked inside her throat, it was clear as day! There was nothing odd inside her beak.
    I palpated her bulge and it went in when i pressed it. But came back out...

    She is eating. And drinking. I ofered her some apple and she pecked away like a hungry lion!

    She's hyperactive again though.

    Let me see if she still has the bulge.

    What do you think caused it??
     
  10. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have experience in this sort of thing, good to hear she's doing good now. Could she have gotten bitten by a fly or some sort of bug, stung by something, or maybe got poked by something sharp like a thorn?
     

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