Swollen face??


In the Brooder
Nov 7, 2015
Georgia, USA
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?
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.
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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?
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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