Rooster with a multitude of problems. Small scabs on vent, earwax.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ANewUsername, Feb 13, 2018.

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    ANewUsername Just Hatched

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    I had to take my black cochin rooster inside the day before yesterday as it's gotten really cold all of a sudden, and he started to act really lethargic and wasn't eating. After bringing him inside where it's warm he started to eat and drink again. I gave him cracked corn, scrambled eggs and water. He's currently in a kennel with pine shavings (I also use pine shavings in my coop). His poop looks pretty normal as well, no blood or worms or anything and it's of normal consistency. I decided to take this opportunity to check him for mites. Everything appeared normal except for his vent, which had a couple of small scabs on it. Could this be indication of other chickens pecking at him? He's my only rooster, so I wouldn't have expected him to be picked on by hens. I really don't think he has mites. When I was bathing him I noticed he had built up a very noticeable amount of earwax in both of his ears, and was yawning and shaking his head quite a bit. so I got most of it out with warm water, qtips and a pair of tweezers. There's still a bit of wax left, so I will get the rest of it out when I get my neosporin and peroxide tonight. I think it's the wax buildup that's causing him to yawn, since I couldn't see any signs of gapeworm when I looked down his throat the other day. That would make sense since he scratches at his ears from time to time. All of my other birds are in good health.



    Do you guys think the peroxide and neosporin is a good plan? And in the off chance that he does have gapeworm, does anyone know where to get thiabendazole? I couldn't find any online store that sells it, but I could just be internet illiterate. I'm sorry I don't have any pictures of his ears at the moment, I didn't think to take one while I was cleaning him up and he's already settled down for the night. There's no wax blocking the opening anymore, but some still remains around the sides. I will update this thread with pictures as soon as I can. And to note, I have no idea how old he is as he was fully grown when I got him.
     

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    ANewUsername Just Hatched

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    Didn't mean to upload the image that many times, oh well. Like I said, computer illiterate.
     
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  4. ANewUsername

    ANewUsername Just Hatched

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    Thank you, I will order some Monistat.
     

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