How do you deal with swellings in a chicks head?

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howandwhere Staff asked 9 months ago

My chicks have swellings in the head. The vet is unable to tell me whether it is fowl pox, fowl cholera or infectious coryza.
How do I make out the difference so that I can figure out the correct treatment?

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howandwhere Staff answered 9 months ago

Infectious coryza:

  • Facial swelling.
  • Purulent ocular and nasal discharge.
  • Swollen wattles.
  • Sneezing.
  • Dyspnoea.

fowl pox:

  • Warty, spreading eruptions and scabs on comb and wattles.
  • Caseous deposits in mouth, throat and sometimes the trachea.


  • Mouth open.
  • Drooling and repeated swallowing movements.
  • Loss of conditon.
  • Watery eyes in some birds
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