What would turn a chickens nostrils black? Photo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mysweetgypsy, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. mysweetgypsy

    mysweetgypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a 24week old BO hen, she had paralysis that started in one leg and progressed, (not the classic Mareks position-one foot forward and one back), weight loss, and then yesterday I noticed her nostrils had turned black? They weren't plugged, or runny, but black on the inside, and down her beak a bit. What causes that? Either way she's dead. I was getting up the courage to put her down, headed out, and she was dead thank God. I didn't want her to suffer anymore, but I really dreaded the actual killing. So any ideas? I have a roo with similar symptoms, early stages, and he'll be heading for a necropsy next week before he gets much worse.

    I found an old pic of her sister, also died with same symptoms. If you look closely you can see a discoloration, like dirt in her nostrils, but in the end the nostril is literally black, extending down the beak 1/4" or more. Mold or fungus?

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  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    sounds like a mold or fungus.
     
  3. mysweetgypsy

    mysweetgypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The vet asked if they'd gotten into any moldy feed, and they had once a couple weeks back. They also headed to my husbands shop after a storm and drank from a puddle in the drive. (they had fresh water in the pen but ran all the way to the shop for a mucky puddle) Not to sound stupid but what would that mean, if it were mold or fungus? How does one treat for that?
     
  4. lovechickensss

    lovechickensss Out Of The Brooder

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    I think my chicken is suffering from same thing (mold). Did you find out how to get rid of it?xx[​IMG]
     
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  5. neloncholy88

    neloncholy88 New Egg

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    dust will cause this too, is the coop dusty?
     
  6. Don Alejo

    Don Alejo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chicken with the same problem, on one side only and looks just like the photo. Any information would be appreciated, especially if it came with a previous experience, vet's diagnosis, and of course most of all a treatment (or assurance that it is common and "no big deal")
    Thanks in advance.
     
  7. lovechickensss

    lovechickensss Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought it might be dust especially in this spring season which seems to be really bad for hayfever this year. My chicken only has it on her nostrils so I thought it might be dust or something x
     
  8. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any new info on this? I have it on 5 hens. They also sneeze.
     
  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Nasal drainage can be a magnet for dirt. That is one way to actually tell if they are having nasal drainage. Can we see a picture? Sometimes feed and dirt can get in there as well. Is there any sneezing or other signs of illness?
     
  10. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just sneezing. I'm wondering if my pvc feeders are too high. Also we use grass hay in their coop and runs which is dusty. But a lot of them seem to have a caramel diarrhea. But they act fine and lay everyday.
     

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