What's wrong with my Silkie?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MrCool101, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. MrCool101

    MrCool101 Out Of The Brooder

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    My silkie hen, Mollie has developed these strange swolen boil type things on the side of her face.
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    Could anyone tell me what they are, and what I can do about them?
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    Here is the other side of her head, to be used as a comparison.
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Ouch, I would think possibly a bite or sting? It doesn't seem like any illness..
     
  3. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think the has gotten stung or bit by some insect. They should go down eventually. If she allows you, you might wants to put a little T tree cream on them. If they are not bothering her then just leave them to go away on their own.
     
  4. MrCool101

    MrCool101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I've had a closer look at her today, and I found even more of them in other places, and some look really sore.
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    Not to mention the ones on her face have seemingly gotten bigger.
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    They don't seem to be bothering her, but she doesn't like it if I try and touch them.
     
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Perhaps give her a little Benadryl , and see if that helps. I don't know what could be going on.... Do you have fire ants where you are? Have you checked her for biting mites and lice? I'd give her a warm bath in Dawn soap and give a good look over...... Poor girl.
     
  6. MrCool101

    MrCool101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the advice.

    I gave her a (much needed) warm bath like you said, but aside from a few more bumps, I didn't notice anything else. She's had lice before, but I'm pretty sure they're all gone now, and as for fire ants, I live in the UK and I'm fairly sure we don't have them over here.

    I guess I could try giving her some Benadryl, although I'm not too sure on how much I should give her...
     
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I would give her a few drops in the mouth for three days and see if anything improves. I wish I had more advice, but I've not seen anything like it...
     

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