Help! Sore or Cut?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wmroth, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. wmroth

    wmroth Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed what I thought was a scab on one of my chick's head. Treated it like a cut. clean the area and put Blue Kote on it. Today I cleaned it with hydrogen peroxide and blue kote. I am not sure it is a cut. The scab is very thick, hard, and crusty. check out pic
    The ear is normal; the sore is on the ear lope.

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    Last edited: Jun 19, 2016
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Look for mites on the skin or in the ear. Use a QTip in the ear with some peroxide to see if there is any gunk in the ears. Plain Neosporin ointment in the ear can kill the mites if you see any evidence. Use some betadine or Neosporin on the ear. Do you think she may have been pecked or that she scratched the ear?
     
  3. wmroth

    wmroth Out Of The Brooder

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    vet said it is a cut and to use hydrogen peroxide and neosporin, Started it yesterday and she is looking better. Thanks for your help!!
     

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