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Originally Posted by crazychickhen View Post
 

  She said potentially not, that surgical removal/lancing may need to happen down the road if the antibiotics dont do anything. At this point Im not very skilled and my husband isnt the best "helper" so I am not sure to what degree I will be able to lance it...I would in a heart beat she just wont stay still for me and I dont have any one to hold her still. 

See if you can figure out a way to pick the scab off... then you might be able to squeeze it out. Much less blood that way. Honestly, I wouldn't even bother with the Clavamox until I figured out if there was pus in there. Call the vet back and ask what she would do if it were her hen. 

 

-Kathy

post #12 of 13

Here are some good threads to look at which have good pictures of removing the pus from a swollen ear from infection:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/831156/really-nasty-ear-infection-in-a-silkie-hen-graphic-pics

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/630778/gunky-ears

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Eggcessive View Post
 

Here are some good threads to look at which have good pictures of removing the pus from a swollen ear from infection:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/831156/really-nasty-ear-infection-in-a-silkie-hen-graphic-pics

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/630778/gunky-ears

I love the first link and all of the pictures!

 

-Kathy

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