Ear wax? Ear Pus? How to treat.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NapoleanGoose, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. NapoleanGoose

    NapoleanGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    320
    0
    119
    Mar 4, 2010
    Bishop CA
    My banty rooster has been acting funny for a couple of days so I grabbed him this morning and gave him a quick look over. He had been yawning a lot and wasn't crowing as much as usual. I thought gapeworm but no sign of it. Instead, his ears are covered in a yellow/green cheesy ear wax type stuff. They were completely covered, poor guy. Hence the yawning to try and remove it. How do I treat? I've never heard of having to watch a chicken for earwax buildup, but he obviously needs to clean out his ears. What would be best without hurting the bird? Is this a symptom to something else?
    Thanks
     
  2. blueraspberry

    blueraspberry Out Of The Brooder

    96
    0
    29
    Aug 4, 2010
    chickens have ear wax ? [​IMG] can you post a pic?
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I remember a case of this on here before, and it wasn't ear wax per se, it was an ear infection. I think the bird with the "wax" issue ended up going to the vet and getting a course of injectable antibiotics to clear up the ears. Pics might help.
     
  4. NapoleanGoose

    NapoleanGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    320
    0
    119
    Mar 4, 2010
    Bishop CA
    I'll see what I can do. I'll post them tonight if I can.
     
  5. NapoleanGoose

    NapoleanGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    320
    0
    119
    Mar 4, 2010
    Bishop CA
    Here's a picture. Sorry all the others were too blurry to see.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. For-The-Love-Of-Chickens

    For-The-Love-Of-Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    246
    2
    121
    Apr 8, 2009
    Washington State
    Look up canker in the search bar. I have read a lot of threads on here trying to educate myself about any possible malady the chickens could come down with and that is what I think it is called.

    HTH!
     
  7. blueraspberry

    blueraspberry Out Of The Brooder

    96
    0
    29
    Aug 4, 2010
    yuck! poor chicken [​IMG]
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Looks like an ear infection similar to what I've seen here on the past. This one you'll probably need a vet opinion on the proper antibiotics/treatment, or perhaps another member knows what would be best.
     
  9. blueraspberry

    blueraspberry Out Of The Brooder

    96
    0
    29
    Aug 4, 2010
    it sure looks like ear wax, i hope he gets better [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. NapoleanGoose

    NapoleanGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    320
    0
    119
    Mar 4, 2010
    Bishop CA
    Thanks everyone. We don't have a very good bird vet here but I'll see what they say
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by