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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gonzi, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Gonzi

    Gonzi Hatching

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    Hi everyone,
    I am new to raising chickens and have a problem at the moment with one of them. I have 5 in total 1 Rhode Island Red, 2 Golden and 2 Black Bantams.
    One of the Bantams has a growth on both ears that seems to be getting bigger.
    All the chickens seemed to have stopped laying and I don't know if this is a coincidence or could somehow be related to the problem with the bantam.

    I am in Australia and the weather is getting warmer so my understanding is that egg production should increase

    Any advice is much appreciated!
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    Thanks
    Gonzi
     

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Oh my, I've never seen anything like that. Could it be from some parasite burrowing in? Please post your photos and any more details at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures, " thread. Hopefully someone there will be experienced with this sort of ailment.

    You may also want to post on the aussie thread "Australia, six states and one funny little island." Please do update when you know something - we all learn something by the exchange of information. I hope someone has the answer for this and your chicken gets back to normal.

    Is there any chance he could be seen by a vet?
     
  3. FairyChicken

    FairyChicken In the Brooder

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    Hi Gonzi! Welcome! I'm a newbie too!
    Oh my, never seen anything like that before! I'd definitely consider consulting a vet. I hope they are alright.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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  5. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chirping

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your hen recovers from her ear infection.
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    [​IMG] I hope she gets better.
     

  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Good luck with your bird![​IMG]
     
  9. Gonzi

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    Thanks everyone for your comments and welcome.
    Showed a photo to the vet today and he says it could be a bacterial infection and has given me a course of antibiotics "Baytril".
    He also said Bantams are more sensitive to contracting things so we have to wait and see how it works. Will keep you posted.
    I have read a little about Baytril and a lot of the information says you cannot have the eggs once they have been on this drug. Does anyone have any insight?
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Oh my, poor hen! Most medicines/drugs leave a residue in the egg for 14 days average, so as a precaution it's suggested that you discard the eggs laid during this period. I'm going to move this thread to the emergencies section so the experts can weigh in as well. Best of luck with your hen and please keep us posted!
     

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