I had a Jersey Giant cockerel transported (a friend attending the show took him) to a recent poultry show in Knoxville, TN for a customer. He was completely sound and in good health when I packed him up on Thursday evening. The customer unpacked him on Monday when she returned home from the show and noticed his ear lob was slightly swollen. He is fine otherwise, is eating well, drinking, acting completely normal. The other lobe is unaffected. She started him on a round of general antibiotics in case he had some sort of infection. The next day, the lobe was even more swollen. She sent me this pic: It appears there MAY be a small cut toward the bottom left-hand side of the picture, but that may just be a feather. I can't think of anything that would make an ear lob swell like this, only on one side. It doesn't appear to be bothering him in the least, but we obviously need to get this healed. Any ideas?