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  1. Hello I need advice with my hen. She is declining rapidly with facial swelling around the eyes and pussy ears. No other hen in our flock has it. she doesn't appear to have lice. I've given ionic silver, washed eyes with eyebright. Ive covered her head in oil. Can I send you a picture? Her ears are blocking up with what looks like smelly cottage cheese. I have softened it with co coconut oil to remove it all. In desperation I took her to the Vet, she has had antibiotics and Ivermectin. She sleeps in every morning and is underweight. I've kept her isolated for ten days feeding her good human food ( organic paleo) 3 times a day, plus allowed her to forage, but she is still underweight. If you have any time to look at a photo and give any advice I'd be so grateful. It is so hard to get natural, animal advice in australia.

    1. Hi there I am really sorry I only just found your comment, Blogger never informs me of comments and I just have to keep looking out on the articles but I guess as you posted here I missed it - I do hope your hen is still OK and of course you are welcome to any help I can give. Do you have an Instagram account where you could post a picture or Flickr they are the only social media Type accounts I have. I used to ask people to send me their email addresses via the private YouTube message service but YouTube stopped providing that. Other than that if you have a Youtube account you could take a short video and post it there and mark it unlisted and send me the url. Also if you have dropbox?
      Just off the top of my head this isn't scaly head mite is it, that leaves a more crusty than cheesy white deposit on the face and particularly around the ears. It also builds up and makes the face appear swollen. If she's ever had scaly leg - it can easily transfer to the face. It will make her feel itchy and uncomfortable and I have found this puts them off their food, it's linked to the overproduction of keratin and thus vitamin A deficiency and/or its method of transport i.e. zinc - I have an article here on it under the parasite tab. Grain depletes vitamin A, now you have her on paleo that should be a great help. You are doing the right thing building her up with food to allow her own body to fight it - whether an infection or a parasite as they are both nutrition based. Is she getting enough Vitamin B12 do you think because again this is linked to weight loss, I usually get organic beef liver as a quick fix for most of the the B vitamin deficiencies but I'm guessing you've got these covered. There is also something called 'ear canker' which is caused by bacteria rather than 'true canker' which is caused by a parasite. Ear canker is usually treated mainstream with antibiotics but as it is caused by different bacteria - some of them are antibiotic resistant - it would be a good idea to read up on this. There is a natural antibiotic in the form of oregano essential oil. I never give it through the mouth as I am always worried about its effect on the gut flora - it is very powerful, but I use transdermal delivery through the soles of the feet. Just one drop dissolved in a teaspoon of coconut or similar carrier oil. I only give it once a day and then for five days and then five days rest - I am always very cautious but if this is a full size hen you could possibly extend that to two treatments a day (most of my hens are bantam). I hope this is of use and I am so aware of how little information and help there is out there apart from blanket antibiotics, which is just about all there was back in the 1950s/60s when my Dad was in farming - it doesn't really change much sadly. Just another idea but what about an infected bite. I always use therapeutic clay for infection but that is difficult around the ear. However as there is a cleft in the roof of the mouth of the bird which links directly to the auditory canals, so it could be treated that way via a clay water drink. This is the 'cloudy' water that is left on the top of the clay after a dessert spoon of it is mixed in a glass of water and left to stand. I have the protocol for using clay here on my site - under the first aid and injury tab.
      Again, sorry for not finding your comment sooner and hope you will get back and we can work something out about the pictures. All the very best from Normandie, Sue