Ear infections..?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by secuono, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    Ok, I have been meaning to post this Q for weeks now. Do chickens get ear infections? I'm seeing a whitish patch on 2 or 3 birds. I'm wondering what causes it and how do I cure it?

    Pics below. Penny on far bottom right has some white.
    Next pic of the Frizzle on nests, had/still has a bit of yellow on them.
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  2. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Yes they can, but that is just their natural earlobe color. Infection is inside the ear canal, cannot be seen in pics. Treatment would be to clean out the gunk (pus) from the ear canals and oral or injectable antibiotics. But I don't think yours have an infection. Just above the earlobes is a tuft of "hair", move that aside and you will see the ear canal. Is it crusty or clogged up with gunk (pus)? [​IMG]
     
  3. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    Why is that part a weird color all of a sudden?
    No idea about the canal, I'd have to go out and catch them first, lol.
     
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    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Idk, catch them and look, and get close-up pics of the ears if you are still concerned. [​IMG]
     

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