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What on earth is wrong with this chicken?! Pullet 3 to 4 months old, bumps all over the face!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BoiseChik, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. BoiseChik

    BoiseChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would really appreciate any help or insight here. This morning we noticed that our blue laced red wynadotte has bumps or swelling all over her face. You can see that one of her eyes is even distorted. Otherwise her behavior actually seems normal, she is running around the yard and eating. What on Earth could this be, and what do I do about it?! Our weather has gotten pretty cold now, so I don't think this is bug related. Also, there have not been any changes to her environment or diet.
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  2. BoiseChik

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  4. BoiseChik

    BoiseChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is some additional information, when we thoroughly examined the chicken, we found that the bumps and scabs continued down her neck under her feathers. It's possible that this had been developing for a few days or even weeks and we just didn't notice until it reached her face. We like natural healing options, so we mixed Melaleuca oil and lavender essential oil's in a carrier oil and gently rubbed it all over the bumps and scabs. This has antiseptic and antibiotic properties.
     
  5. torilovessmiles

    torilovessmiles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, goodness. Does her head smell foul? That could suggest infectious coryza. Did this happen overnight or have they been slowly developing over time?

    Be very careful with using essential oils, as there are some that are toxic to chickens. Homeopathic remedies can't heal everything, especially if those are tumors or something that she can pass to other chickens
     
  6. BoiseChik

    BoiseChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems to have developed very fast. I'm afraid I didn't smell it before we put on the essential oils, which smell pretty strong.
    I agree about the oils. I'm just trying what I have on hand.
     
  7. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know what those are but was she vaccinated for mareks?
     
  8. BoiseChik

    BoiseChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No vaccinations were given, but they did have medicated chick feed and have been treated with antibiotics for CRD.
     
  9. torilovessmiles

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    Chronic respiratory disease? As in Mycoplasma Gallisepticum? That might be what the problem is, since MG can cause swelling of the face. MG never goes away, antibiotics just control the symptoms.
     
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  10. casportpony

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    What does it look like under the scab?

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