odd sore above eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by carlye2001, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. carlye2001

    carlye2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Young bantam roo. Has this sore on the side of his head, above the eye. It is very swollen. Any idea what it is or what I should treat it with? Concerned since it is so close to the eye.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Sorry no one answered earlier. It looks like he could have an ear infection, possibly bacterial, fungal, or from mites. Sometimes amoxixillin or clavamox is used to treat this. I would gather some QTips, hydrogen peroxide or Vetericyn, and some antibiotic ointment, and read some of the info in these threads, especially posts by Dawg53:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/630778/gunky-ears
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/767500/ear-infection
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/919235/ear-infection-in-rooster
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/831156/really-nasty-ear-infection-in-a-silkie-hen-graphic-pics
     

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