Infection in rooster- ears (?)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mom24boys, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. mom24boys

    mom24boys New Egg

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    I am not sure but I think my new rooster (hand-me-down,got him last night) has infected ears.

    There are big, swollen balls, the size of large hazelnut, just above the ear lobes. I am guessing that his ear holes are the crusty, draining things in the center. These balls are sort of hanging off the side of the head and are in the red, featherless tissue.

    I will post pictures later but wanted to get some input as soon as possible.

    Anyway, he seems to be acting very normal - alert, moving about, bright comb, etc.

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really dont know, but what about cleaning with hydrogen peroxide and some neosporin?
     
  3. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. mom24boys

    mom24boys New Egg

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    Quote:I couldn't find the picture/blog/link on that topic. bummer. A picture would be great to see. I still can't find my digital camera to take a pic of my poor guy.

    I will try peroxide, warm moist cloth, neosporin for now.

    Any more advise?
     
  5. red-hen

    red-hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe just use the warm moist compresses until you get more solid feedback. Ears and eyes should be treated very carefully.
     
  6. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:I couldn't find the picture/blog/link on that topic. bummer. A picture would be great to see. I still can't find my digital camera to take a pic of my poor guy.

    I will try peroxide, warm moist cloth, neosporin for now.

    Any more advise?

    The picture didn't come up in the link, but the suggestion to NOT use peroxide did. I get chronic ear infections and would never use peroxide. It would just dry the skin and make it crusty and inflamed.
    JMHO
     
  7. ChickadeeLover

    ChickadeeLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Hope his ears get better!
     
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  8. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow! This was a great link! I learned alot! Thank you.

    I like the idea of the warm olive oil just because if feels so good and antibiotics in some form. I wonder if on that other site, if she ever determined if it was cocci that caused the ear infection? I'd probably also try the cider vinegar. It couldn't hurt.
     
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