Finding out you are actually a vet when it comes to your chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheHappyHen21, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a 5 month old Olive Egger rooster. Im trying to find a home for him as i already have one. I noticed the other day and small bump on his head. looks like yellow underneath, i looked it up and it said an infection. Well i dont have a chicken doctor around, so i have always done my own bandaging up.


    How should i go about this? Slowly cut it out, with sterile utensils. Then put triple antibiotic ointment on it?

    Just because im looking for a home for him doesnt mean i dont care about him. If he has an issue im going to fix it before he leaves.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture of the bump? Is it around his eye, and if so, is there any other symptoms? You will need to find out if it is a peck wound, an abscess, tumor, or maybe pox. If it is an infected wound, I like to clean it off with betadine or similar, and apply bacitracin or Neosporin ointment.
     
  3. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont have a photo of it, no symptoms. Couldnt be a peck wound as he not housed with other chickens? He is housed with 3 goats, who leave him alone. he traces the fence line all day tho.
     
  4. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, no its not on his eye, it is on the top of his head off to the side.
     

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