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Chicken Abscess

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Stephanie Smith, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Stephanie Smith

    Stephanie Smith Hatching

    Jun 18, 2017
    Can anyone identify what this is? My friend got this chicken a week ago and this abscess has increased even since this picture and is now oozing. What type of home care can I provide? Can it survive?

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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Hi @Stephanie Smith :frow Welcome To BYC

    Can you take her to a vet?

    It looks like she has an ear infection. A few of the more common causes can be from insect bites, lice/mites, pecking wound/injury and respiratory illness.

    Some people do treat themselves, instructions are in the links below.

    Also check her over for any external parasites - if you see any, treat her with a permethrin based poultry dust or spray.

    Hopefully if your friend already has an existing flock, she has this chicken in quarantine and has some bio-security measures in place.

    Let us know how it goes.

    http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/919235/ear-infection-in-rooster (POST#3)

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