Help.... DUMBO EARS!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Shamo Hybrid, Dec 9, 2018.

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  1. Shamo Hybrid

    Shamo Hybrid Songster

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    Yesterday while refilling food for my chickens, I noticed that one of my chicks has puffy ears that look like Dumbo! The little booger is about 3 1/2 - 4 weeks old, my guess is it's an ear infection? Anyone had this before on their chickens where you can literally see ear flaps protruding out the side? What can I do? :(
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

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    Photos please.

    General instructions and care for ear infections are found here POST#3
     
  3. Shamo Hybrid

    Shamo Hybrid Songster

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    Do you think it can spread to my other chickens? I'M SCARED!! :hit
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

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    Photos please.
    List any other symptoms the chick is exhibiting.
     
  5. Shamo Hybrid

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    The ears are like that rooster's in the link you provided for me, other than the puffy ears he seems to be acting normal. No lethargy or anything, eats just like the other normal chick.
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

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    If it's like what you see in the link provided, then treatment would be about the same.
     
  7. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Addicted To Birds

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    Huh, looks like you never posted any pictures. It’s hard to get help if you can’t show a picture of the problem. :)
     
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  8. Shamo Hybrid

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    Just wanted to report that unfortunately he/she passed away a day after I noticed the dumbo ears........ :hit So, fair warning for those that might experience the same dumbo ear infection thing, it CAN become fatal so best take care of it first before it's too late.
     
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  9. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    FYI, photos would have helped.
     
  10. lol the insatiable lust for photos. I'm sorry for your loss and for the insensitivity of others.
     
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