Swollen Ear, Possible infection, what to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Diggidy, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Diggidy

    Diggidy Out Of The Brooder

    49
    0
    24
    Jun 30, 2013
    I think my 7 week old Wyandotte has an infection. Will medicate food help clear it up? If I need a certain antibiotic can i get that at the feed store?

    Left ear, you can see there is some brown in the feathers. They are still in the brooder, so they have close quarters and it may be poop?

    [​IMG]

    Right ear looking normal.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    29,350
    3,421
    491
    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I would put some hydrogen peroxide into the ear, clean it out with a Q-Tip, then fill the ear canal with Neosporin or other antibiotic ointment. Amoxicillin or Clavamox, or Bactrim from a vet would be best to treat, but it won't be in the feed store. Oral penicillin if your feed store has it would work, but I probably wouldn't try penicillin injections on a chick.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2013
  3. Diggidy

    Diggidy Out Of The Brooder

    49
    0
    24
    Jun 30, 2013
    Thanks ill give the topocal stuff a shot
     
  4. Diggidy

    Diggidy Out Of The Brooder

    49
    0
    24
    Jun 30, 2013
    I ended up doing nothing. It cleared up in a few days.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by