They're Sick Again Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MamaCta, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. MamaCta

    MamaCta Just Hatched

    Dec 22, 2016
    Now I have a handful of hens with fowl smelling swollen crusty ears. Help please.

    I've cleaned them gently with warm water and they just finished a round of tetra cuz I thought they had another CRD issue with all this warm wet weather. I just can't get a break with these birds
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    Never heard of this----does the ears get sores, start bleeding, get pecked by other chickens??
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Where are you located?
    Can you post some photo of your hens?
    Can you take them to a vet?

    You mention that you have had respiratory illness in your flock - did that ever clear up? Were you able to determine which respiratory illness they had?

    Foul smelling pus in the ears is infection. Veterinarian assistance is best. If you don't have a vet, then you will need to remove the pus in order for them to start to recover.

    POST#3 gives some good instructions on how to clean out ears
  4. MamaCta

    MamaCta Just Hatched

    Dec 22, 2016
    My birds are all very well behaved towards each other and calm.
    Central BC
    I could take a few pictures
    Closest vets that deals with chickens is about 2 hours away and costs way to much
    Yes the CRD cleared up completely with a round of PenG and some extra vits
    It was bacterial. Started showing improvements after 8hours of the first dose of antibiotic

    I did clean the ears with an antibiotic surgical soap used by vets. I was a vet assistant/surgical assistant for 10 years. But that was mainly for companion animals so a little different

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