Really nasty ear infection in a silkie hen ~GRAPHIC pics~

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Funky Feathers, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    The other day I noticed this ugly, nasty "plug" in my Silkie's ear. Ewww. Poor baby. She must have had an ear infection going on for a long time. She is getting better now. But this is what it looked like:

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    So I carefully pulled this thing off/out. It left a gaping hole in her ear. I flushed & cleaned it out as best I could.

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    This is what the plug looks like
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    I clean it out every night with a warm peroxide/water solution, then pack the hole with neosporin. I put 100mg of Amoxicilling in her drinking water, along with vitamins. She is perking up well. This is what it looks like now

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    And this is her feeling better.
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  2. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh My Gosh! Glad she is getting better. Thanks soooo much for sharing!!
     
  3. dawg53

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    Good job. I can see the hole slowly shrinking.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like you're doing a good job! Hope she gets better soon! [​IMG]
     
  5. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    THanks, and you're welcome. Hope this helps someone. [​IMG]
     
  6. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is your chicken's ear?
     
  7. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Much, much better, I'll take new pics tomorrow.
     
  8. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh good! I have been wondering about her. Thanks to your good care:)
     
  9. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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  10. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for sharing. It looks like it is filling in nicely. Is that yellow part in the middle, pus? I can't believe how much better it looks. She seems more peppy in these photos also.
     

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