Japanese Bantam Problem. Anyone know what it is?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rhino533, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. rhino533

    rhino533 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2011
    My Japanese Blacktail Bantam Roo keeps shaking his head all the time. I noticed he had a bit of an eye infection. I checked to see if his had any discharge from his nose and if his breathing was labored and he had no problems with that at all. I did notice a hard crusty layer covering his ear/left head area. It looks a like calcium build up and comes off easily. Under the layer his skin in normal. I picked off as much of the layer as I could and gave him antibiotic eye drops for his eye. He still shaking his head but his eye is looking a bit better now. He eats fine and crows all the time so I don't think he's sick. Does anyone know what the crusty layer is and could of this caused his eye infection? His eye infection wasnÂ’t that bad just had a bit of white discharge. My Japanese Bantam Hen had the same crusty layer that covered most of her Comb. Her comb was really pale because of it. I managed to completely remove the entire layer with out any problems and 5 mins later her comb turned bright red. The crusty layer looked and felt like bone. Anyone know what it is? Thanks for any posts!!!
  2. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 19, 2007
    Brighton, CO
    Wow rhino not sure what it could be. Possibly a sinus infection. Maybe some antibiotics will help clear it up. Seems like a lot of us are having this issue this year. Good luck.
  3. Jloeffler

    Jloeffler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2011
    Northeast NC
    Wish I could help! Sounds like you're on the right track, though!

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