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post #11 of 16
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Dawg53, your instructions were so helpful; Just used them on a 16 week Brahma I have. I know I didn't completely get her one ear cleaned out. I thought she had had enough and would check her tomorrow and get some more gunk out. If I get it cleaner tomorrow, when do I redo treatment. I lost another bird to a respiratory problem about a week ago. All my birds were put on Tylan for a week. All the remaining birds are acting very healthy including the Brahma. The Brahma has no other symptoms just the crappy ear. (no cough, eating good, etc.) I hate to start another round of antibiotics. I guess I'll wait and see if your method clears up the ear infection without the antibiotics. Any comments are very welcome. Thanks, Joan


Since your birds have a respiratory disease, they will always have whatever disease it is. Antibiotics mask symptoms, never cure. Survivors remain carriers for life. Stress can bring out symptoms again. It's possible you'll see ear infections later down the road.

post #12 of 16
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Since your birds have a respiratory disease, they will always have whatever disease it is. Antibiotics mask symptoms, never cure. Survivors remain carriers for life. Stress can bring out symptoms again. It's possible you'll see ear infections later down the road.


Yes, I had wanted 8  chickens but unfortunately have had a lot of trouble with the chickens I received from the person I dealt with. I'm a newbie and he came highly recommended. He first brought me six pullets and I noticed one, the aussie, was sick (bubbly eyes) the next day. He took that bird back said it died and replaced. I then had a Welsner just keel over and die (he said of stress and replaced her). Then my lace Wyandotte was coughing. We treated the flock to Tylan in water with extra dosage by mouth to the lace for a week. She survived and seems to be thriving. Then my replacement Welsner got a cough and I wanted to do the same treatment, but the person I was dealing with never responded. I took the Welsner to the vet who put everybody on the Tylan in water, but didn't give me the extra dosage for the Welsner. She eventually died. And now I have this ear infection in my Brahma. The good news is that I think we at least caught this. This morning I removed a plug of yellow gunk following your instructions and both ears look pretty clean now. We will see what tomorrow brings. While I would like 2 more birds, I know my present flock are all carriers now, so will probably just keep my six left (Brahma, Speckled Sussex, Aussie, EE, Orpington. and Lace Wyandotte who all seem to be thriving and acting healthy). They should start laying in August if they are still alive!!!!!! LOL:idunnoAgain, cannot thank you enough for your instructions. I would have been afraid I was picking out her whole ear drum and brain when I took out the plug if I had not had them.

post #13 of 16
Can you put the ointment in ears and have tylan 50 orally or don't do both at same time
post #14 of 16

The other day my neighbor called to tell me something was wrong with one of her roosters. I went over to look at him and he has a very massive ear mite problem. It is far worse then what has been described in this thread. I tried to help her dig the ear mite debris out of his ears but they are so impacted and very hard crusted. I put some ear mite lotion on his ears to try to soften the debris but it is still as hard as a rock. I used some tweezers like these to pick at it,

 

(this picture is for the tweezers I have, ignore the egg)


but got very little of it out. Any suggestions on what I might use to soften it? I'm afraid if I pick at it any more without softening it more I might hurt him. She has let this go way too far. His head now looks more like a basketball shape, twice as wide as it should be. I gave her the cock several years ago when he was a youngster. She is very attached to him but really let the mites get out of control. I am trying to help her as she is my neighbor and friend. I am going back over to help her some more tomorrow. I did wrap him in a towel like I do my birds when I'm getting them ready for a show.

 

This is an example of how I wrap my birds.

 

Any more ideas!!! I'm grateful for any and all...

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post #15 of 16
Well, you can try warmed mineral oil or olive oil, but if it is really that bad it may need to be removed by a veterinarian using special tools (curettes) and aided by ceruminolytics (wax-breaking-down stuff).
post #16 of 16

Follow Dawg's instructions on page one of this thread. You may not be able to remove gunk on the first try. Keep using the warm water and peroxide to loosen gunk. I had to treat bird a couple of times over a 2 day period and then I finally got out a huge piece of gunk which looked like hard cheese.. Slow but sure will get you results.

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