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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:40 am 
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Dapper Duck
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Hi all,

Just looking for some advise on a sick chicken!
I have a pekin Bantam hen that appears to have a swollen ear. It’s very strange, I’ve never seen anything like it. I’m hopping some of you can help me diagnose what it is, and how to treat it.


Here are the symptoms:

- Swollen ear (not red or puffy though).
- Shaking head/twitching head.
- not herself (a bit lethargic).
- black dots around ear (mites?).


So I’m thinking it’s ear mites. I searched it up and it said to drop vegetable oil in the ear? I don’t like the sound of that. I was thinking of taking her to the vets but it’s so expensive for just a consult I thought I’d check here first and see if you guys can give me some advise.

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Mites in ear?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:19 am 
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Well that does sound strange. If I had to guess from those symptoms, I'd wonder if something was living in her ear too, how awful. To rule that out, you could try a miticide spray, but if its in the ear canal it probably won't get in there. If you don't eat her eggs for awhile another option is to use something systemic, some people use treatments in the 'mectin' family. It's not officially used to treat chickens, but is often used 'off label' and has a large margin of error, so provided you know how much your chicken weighs, you can use that. Personally, I have used Noromectin on pekin bantams before, the pour on type, and applied one drop (from eyedropper) per kilo of bodyweight directly onto the bare skin under the wing. If you do this, make sure to read the instructions on the box as the amount per kilo varies with different brands.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:26 pm 
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Moxidectin kills all external and internal blood suckers and worms. It is specially for chicken and goes into the drinking water. You can get it online.

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 Post subject: Re: Mites in ear?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:17 pm 
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Hi,
Thanks for your replies. Ended up taking her to the vets and it was a tumour, there were more and she had to be put down.


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 Post subject: Re: Mites in ear?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:27 pm 
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Sorry to hear that. But I'm glad you took her to the vet, much kinder.
All the best with your others.

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