do chickens get ear infections?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pbjmaker, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    My BCM cockeral has developed a waxy yellow/green crust around his ear holes. Could he have an ear infection? He is about 20 weeks old and other than being a big cluzty galoot acts fine.

  2. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    I am not sure, but have you checked him for mites? Look around his vent and head and under his wings. It might be that. Hopefully someone else can help better!

  3. Brahmagirl

    Brahmagirl Chirping

    Jan 7, 2009
    I had exactly the same problem with one of my cockerels a couple of years back. It took a long time to get it cleared because I tried "over-the-counter" eardrops for dogs first - these did not work and had to resort to vet treatment - got drops called Canaural prescribed and these cleared it up - but had to check him regularly as it tended to come back. I am in UK so don't know if you can get Canaural where you are.

    Do hope you find something to cure him. Good luck.


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