White Sore on hen's beak?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sarah42, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Sarah42

    Sarah42 Out Of The Brooder

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    My 1.5 year old bantam black Wyandotte hen has a white sore on the lower mandible of her beak (hopefully the picture is below, I'm new to the Forum). She isn't displaying any signs or behavior indicating illness, but she does appear to have a raspy breath and occasionally will sneeze with white fluid coming out of the nasal cavity. Stool looks fine and well-formed, and her weight hasn't wavered from the norm. Comb and wattles are also a healthy reddish-pink color and eyes are alert. She has been eating regularly as well as drinking. There bedding is clean (I just cleaned it a couple days ago). Unfortunately I have no idea how long the sore has been there. My last picture of her was in September and there was no sore then. I just noticed it today as I had brought her in to sit with her and noticed a white bump on her beak.[​IMG]

    I did notice that there is another hen in the flock that has a raspy breath (a spangled Old English Game bantam hen), but did not appear to have a sore anywhere. It's been pretty cold where I'm living, between 0 and 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but I'm worried about what the sore is on her beak and if I need to quarantine her from the rest of the flock.
     
  2. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sorry I don't really know! But it sounds a bit like a chicken cold sore!
     
  3. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh! Almost forgot! Welcome to BYC! Make yourself comfortable and feel free to ask as many questions as you like there are lots of great chicken experts that I'm sure will be able to solve your problems!
     
  4. Sarah42

    Sarah42 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can chickens get cold sores? I know in humans its caused by the herpes simplex virus, but can the virus exist in chickens, or is it a different specialized virus? Also, if it is simply a cold sore, does she need to be quarantined? Thanks for the quick reply :)
     
  5. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    To tell the truth I actually have no idea about chicken cold sores I was kind of joking I don't really know!
     
  6. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm surprised you haven't got a few more replies already!
     
  7. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not sure what country your from but I think it could be night time in america and that's where a lot of the members are from!
     
  8. Sarah42

    Sarah42 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm from America, Ohio actually. I just don't see a reason why there shouldn't be a strain of virus that could potentially cause a cold sore of sorts. I just don't know what to do for her, I can't find anything like it on the Forum or from looking up picture.
     
  9. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sorry I couldn't be of help! Tomorrow you should have some replies! Usually everyone loves to help a new or old member straight away!
     
  10. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've looked at it closely using zoom and it doesn't look like anything serious! Sorry you haven't had a better welcome!



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