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Growth on side of rooster's head!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by twelveoaks400, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. twelveoaks400

    twelveoaks400 New Egg

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    Someone please tell me they know what this is! He is a 2 year old Buff Orpington Rooster...has one on each side with one being much bigger on one side.[​IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. That looks like an ear infection, but not seeing the bird in person to make sure, it could also be a tumor. How long has it been there? Get some hydrogen peroxide, QTips, and plain neosporin or bacitracin ointment, and try to get some of the gunk out. Here are some good links to read about how to deal with an ear infection:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/630778/gunky-ears
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/767500/ear-infection
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/919235/ear-infection-in-rooster
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/831156/really-nasty-ear-infection-in-a-silkie-hen-graphic-pics
     
  3. twelveoaks400

    twelveoaks400 New Egg

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    Ear infection is what I thought... On way home and going to fix him up.
     

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