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Swollen face??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JadziaDax, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. JadziaDax

    JadziaDax Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going to start searching, but what is wrong with my hen? I noticed a few days ago her comb was a little limp but the flock is molting so I attributed it to that. This morning I went to let them out and she looks like this!

    None of the others seem ill.

    Edit: I missed in trying to grab her and just found a little louse-like creature on my arm. I'm assuming it's causing her issues?[​IMG]
     
  2. Eric 2016

    Eric 2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This past spring I had a pullet do that. It didn't happen with any of the other birds so I was never sure what caused it. But looked identical to your pic.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2016
  3. JadziaDax

    JadziaDax Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I've cleaned and treated the coop. The girls will get dusted tonight (I'd already let them out this morning before I noticed). I'll dust again in a week.

    Is there anything else I should be doing?
     
  4. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one a few years back do that. She died a few days later I never knew what it was that happened. Her whole head swelled though . Not just the comb and wattle. I always thought maybe an allergy or snakebite...
     

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