Rooster with white crusty ears..please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by xxStarStruckxx, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. xxStarStruckxx

    xxStarStruckxx New Egg

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    Hello! We are new to the chicken owner field and we adopted 5 hens and a rooster from a family that did not take care of them. Our rooster has some white stuff on his ears. I have no idea the breed and do not know if it is normal. Please help!![​IMG]
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is probably just the natural coloration of his earlobe. His ear does not appear to be swollen, so I would not guess an ear infection of any kind.
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] That is just the normal color of his earlobes. The spikey, stiff feathers beneath his earlobe are pinfeathers that are coming in - he is finishing a molt.
     
  4. xxStarStruckxx

    xxStarStruckxx New Egg

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    Yes it is like this on both ears but spotty in the other side. I have not seen any discharge. All of the chickens are coming out of a molt. Says the previous owners. I will be completely honest I am scared to death of him so I will have my husband feel his ear. He is not mean but I have a rooster phobia because when I was a child I had an uncle that lived next to us and he had an attack rooster. This rooster would chase us to the bus stop. I will have my husband feel and I will reply.
     
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Agreed.
     
  6. xxStarStruckxx

    xxStarStruckxx New Egg

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    Thank you and no it does not come off when you feel it. He is really pretty I just did not want anything wrong with him.
     

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