Swollen Wattle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nancy12, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Nancy12

    Nancy12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I am new to this group. :)

    One of our chickens has a swollen wattle. One side has a black small round spot. I have researched the internet and I see things like...infected wattle...frostbite wattle etc. (We live in Raleigh, NC and have some recent snow/ice but our Coop has a roof and weather protector to keep the wind and rain/snow/ice off of them.)

    How do we determine what it is and what to do about it. We have 12 chickens and Frizzy is the only one who has a swollen wattle. She is eating and drinking.

    I would certainly appreciate your input on this! She's a very sweet girl!

    Thank you!

    Nancy
     
  2. Nancy12

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    I tried to add a photo but couldn't...I'll try again.
     
  3. Sarevan

    Sarevan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! You need 10 posts to get a pic to show up, so just make some comments in other threads.


    Does it look like a pecking injury? Like a bloody scab? Hot to the touch?

    **I would apply some neosporin with out any "caine" pain relieving additives to it until able to get a pic posted for start of treatment**
     
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  4. Nancy12

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    Thank you for your response and also letting me know when I can post a pic!

    It does not look like a pecking injury and is not bloody. We haven't touched it yet but will tonight.
     
  5. Nancy12

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    Thank you! We will do that tonight! Really appreciate the advice!
     
  6. Nancy12

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    Just remembered.....we have Bag Balm.....is that the same type of stuff as neosporin?
     
  7. Sarevan

    Sarevan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bag balm it does have antiseptic in it so it would work too. I would post a pic asap, just occurred to me that depending on what it looks like could be a huge range of illnesses, virus etc. The pictures would help the more experienced people put a word in on the possible cause.
     
  8. Nancy12

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    thank you! I believe I'm getting close to 10 replies so I should be able to upload the pic soon! :)
     
  9. Nancy12

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    Here is Frizzy with her swollen wattle.
     
  10. Sarevan

    Sarevan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is pretty, can you get a closer pic of her face and wattle that is swollen?
     

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