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Farmboss64

  • Joined May 2021
Something on my chickens mouth
« on: June 07, 2021, 11:03:02 pm »
Donít know what this is it just came up today treated it with salt water itís a salmon feverolles chicken

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Something on my chickens mouth
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2021, 07:32:30 pm »
Never seen anything like that in 12 years of forums- it's ghastly. At a guess it's a form of canker of some kind. I don't think you should try treating it without vet consultation. Look carefully at your husbandry, or find someone to look for you.

in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Something on my chickens mouth
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2021, 08:35:23 pm »
I'd ask your get to take a look. I've never seen anything like that either.


Must be very painful for her.

in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Something on my chickens mouth
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2021, 08:41:45 pm »
Have a look at the information on the British Hen Welfare Trust page about canker.
One of their photos looks similar.




Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
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Re: Something on my chickens mouth
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2021, 09:16:15 pm »
Whatever it is salty water isn't going to cure it.  I would expect that as soon as you saw something like that you would either take the bird to your vet, or put it out of its misery pronto.
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Farmboss64

  • Joined May 2021
Re: Something on my chickens mouth
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2021, 09:26:16 pm »
My vet doesnít know s**t about any animal accept cows so there goes that idea

Farmboss64

  • Joined May 2021
Re: Something on my chickens mouth
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2021, 10:16:08 pm »
It is hard and it doesnít move the chicken in fact is not in any pain it could just be a bit tender if it got touched sheís acting completely normal

in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Something on my chickens mouth
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2021, 10:24:31 pm »
If it is something like canker it could spread to your other birds. It seems to be carried by wild birds especially pigeons.


I understand that some vets aren't expert where chickens are concerned but they usually have a good understanding of common ailments. It would be a good idea to at least have a telephone conversation with them initially. Treatment might be quite simple and inexpensive.


I  don't think chickens often show pain until it's too late.

Farmboss64

  • Joined May 2021
Re: Something on my chickens mouth
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2021, 10:31:47 pm »
Just phoned them vet wasnít there we will see what they say

doganjo

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Re: Something on my chickens mouth
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2021, 10:29:12 am »
Just phoned them vet wasnít there we will see what they say
Only one vet?  No partners?  IS there a vet nurse?  Sometimes they are better than vets
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Farmboss64

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Re: Something on my chickens mouth
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2021, 02:41:22 pm »
Just phoned them vet wasnít there we will see what they say
Only one vet?  No partners?  IS there a vet nurse?  Sometimes they are better than vets only one vet usually not in the office go when they want to I guess not very professional

doganjo

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Re: Something on my chickens mouth
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2021, 04:13:35 pm »
Maybe time for a new vet even if it means travelling further?
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Farmboss64

  • Joined May 2021
Re: Something on my chickens mouth
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2021, 05:06:39 pm »
Ya I think out of the province would be best for a vet

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Something on my chickens mouth
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2021, 07:30:57 pm »
So two days later and still no progress. No sense of urgency then! And how is the poor little chicken? Have you thrown all the welfare standards out of the window?

Farmboss64

  • Joined May 2021
Re: Something on my chickens mouth
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2021, 07:39:50 pm »
The way I see it is theses types of forums are for getting other farmers opinions first if somebody else has had the same problem they can comment of how they fixed it and why it is before I take it to the vet that doesnít know anything and majority of the posts that I have posted I have fixed at home through other people experiences most of the time when we take it to the vet the vet says the exact same way as weíve already been doing. Just because I post on here asking for peoples experiences does not mean I will never take the animal to the vet I am just looking for other peoples opinions and ideas before hand AND I DID CONTACT THE VETS SURROUNDING ME BUT THEY ARE ALL HOPELESS AND HAVE NOT GOT BAVK TO ME WHAT SO EVER

 

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