Chicken with an ear infection?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken Hugger!, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Chicken Hugger!

    Chicken Hugger! Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 14, 2009
    Northwest Ohio
    I have a bantam RIR hen that has been acting funny lately. So I seprated her and have been watching her. After a good look over, I noticed the area around her ears is swelled. She walkes around like she is drunk and when I pick her up she has a fit and acts like I am tipping her or something of the like. She is eating and drinking and pooing fine. At first I thought it was impacted crop, but it feels like nomal. Any ideas? Anything would be great! Thanks!
  2. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm certain my chick Zippy had an ear infection because I saw her scratching her ear until she could no longer get her balance to do so. In about a day she could only stagger and fall down and went off her feed. I took her to an avian vet who syringe fed her and gave her an antibiotic injection and I kept her on oral baytril for 21 days after that. She recovered completely altho now she has crossbeak which i figure is unrelated. I would get some antibiotics into her. Good luck. BTW I brought her inside for that time. She couldn't stay with the others. I gave her a mirror which helped with loneliness and returned her to the flock as soon as I thought she could handle it.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2010
  3. chawk

    chawk Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2011
    Southern Maryland
    Oh my gosh! I'm cruising the forum because of my sick girl... I have been worried about her being lonely without the other nuggets. Your mirror idea is pure GENIUS! Thank you!

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