Tumor or cyst (?) under ear

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  1. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    We just noticed a cyst/tumor like bump under the left ear of our RIR. She's been acting normal and we're not sure how she would have developed it. Or what it is or what to do about it. We'd appreciate any feedback or advice. Thanks!



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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    This may be an ear infection. Is there any bad smell? It is surprising, but chickens have ear canals. Some people recommend cleaning the ear canal with vinegar or hydrogen peroxide, drying it with Q-Tips, then filling the canal with Neosporin ointment without painkiller. She may need an antibiotic also.
     
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  3. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks!![​IMG]
     
  4. Eggcessive

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    How is she doing? Has the ear gone down?
     
  5. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for all your help! she is all better now[​IMG]
     
  6. Eggcessive

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    What did you do for treatment? I'm glad to hear she is all better.
     
  7. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    we tried to clean it out but it started to bleed,so we gave her some antibiotics and it healed on it's own! [​IMG]
    she is now happily scratching around with her friends [​IMG]
     

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