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Worried about baby chick :/

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenNewbie32, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. ChickenNewbie32

    ChickenNewbie32 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my baby chicks has a bump on its beak, and it got me worried. Is it deadly? Can i do something about it?

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    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Is the lump inside the beak as well?

    It could be canker or the beginnings of fowl pox. If it is on the outside of the beak only, then you can try putting some Iodine on just the lump to see if that helps, otherwise you may need stronger medication. If you have a vet that can help you that would be best.

    You may want to separate her, clean and sanitize her water container at least once a day. Provide her with some poultry vitamins and make sure she is eating well.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1080266/canker (Picture post#10 , treatment post #6, 10, 13)
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/07/fowl-pox-prevention-treatment.html
     
  3. ChickenNewbie32

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    If it is on the inside aswell, is that bad?
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Another possibility is that it could be a papilloma, caused by a virus. They are usually flesh- colored small non-malignant growths. They can be common on top of the beak in chicks, and some may eventually fall off. I would look inside the beak as Wyorp Rock suggested, just to make sure that it is not canker infection. Those usually are yellowish-grey patches caused by a protozoan infection.
     
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  5. ChickenNewbie32

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    So i have some maybe good news, the other day i saw that same exact chick chase a bee, can it be a bee/wasp sting?
     
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    Please help i am very worried.
     
  7. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you check inside the beak as suggested?
     
  8. ChickenNewbie32

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    Yes i did and it was just a little bump on the same exact spot as the one inside, it is like half the size of the outside one. It didnt look like a cranker.
     
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  9. Eggcessive

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    Sorry but I misspelled papilloma in my previous post. Papillomas are benign growths caused by viruses, and found in humans and animals, as well as in birds. Here is some info about it:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papilloma

    Below are some pics of growths around beaks, possibly caused by paillomavirus

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    photo by Korlia

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    photo by Granedianexpat
     
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  10. ChickenNewbie32

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    Doesn't look like it, i have an old bird cage that i am not using anymore which i will put the chick in (its mother has started laying again) and i will take into my home, hopefully she gets better.
     

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