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    Something ate my chickens leg. Should I cull it?

    Its hard to say exactly how to treat it without seeing her up close. Do you best if you want to try saving her. Maybe you could arrange to have the food and water put out in your neighbours barn for the cats to get rid of the cat problem in your coop area. It's just that you say the chicken...
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    Something ate my chickens leg. Should I cull it?

    She can live fine as a one legged chicken. If you can clean the wound, with a gentle warm water, and maybe some polysporin (anitbiotic cream around it), try taping the wound shut as best as you can. Put her in a warm dark box, food and water. And see how she does next few days. It may close...
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    On top of her skin issues I believe she developed a respiratory illness at the end which is what finished her off. It was for the best for her. Although she enjoyed cuddling up and was doing okay, it was no quality of life for her. I am okay with her just passing that, just quietly going off...
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    UPDATE ON BETTY with skin condition. Betty died this week. She was still eating and pooping fine. Then she just seem to want to sleep the one day. I knew that was it for her, and she was dead by the end of that day. I will never know what she had, and never did figure out how to fix her. :(
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    o Oh okay I understand. Yes you are right I may have irratated it more at the start possibly. I am not certain but I think it might finally be getting better. Thank you for that information. :)
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    Thank you to everyone for some very good information and ideas. I have found the Canestin cream, seems to be helping lift that thick dead layer of skin away quite nicely. Its drying up. I am alternating it with vaseline. Gradually rubbing it into the edges of the feathers. I will keep...
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    That is interesting I will try to beef up her zinc intake. Thank you.
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    If oil can make it worse, why do so many people say soak the legs in oil, and then vaseline them up. (like veg, oil, coconut oil, etc.)
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    Seborrheic dermatitis - that has also crossed my mind and I have bought the dandruff shampoo. So I was doing the canestin cream this week. When I bath her starting this weekend I am going to try the dandruff shampoo. I was thinking maybe it was some kind of dermatitis caused by the reaction...
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    Hi, I have done coconut oil and didn't help. Her skin is quite smooth except for the lifting of the dry thick dead skin, which then gets stuck lifting away in a layer between her skin and feathers. I was feeding layer crumble, and since she is in the house I have been feeding her non medicated...
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    Thank you for the info. I am not sure I will be able to get the proper necropsy done in Northern Ontario. I will place her in the fridge if she dies and call one of the area vets to see how to arrange a necropsy for her.
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    I have had her since last Fall. She was a few months old then. She had laid eggs as well, and I got chicks from her eggs. She hasn't laid an egg at all since I brought her in, so I don't really know how long maybe before that she may have stopped laying as she was with the other Serama's. I...
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    I will try to get a good pupil shot in the morning.
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    It is odd, I have found a few stories like this on different places and here. Where these very similar symptoms occurred after the treatment for scaly leg mites. It just makes me wonder about it almost being a bad allergic type reaction or attack their immune system like lyme disease would...
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    That sounds like a good idea as well. I have had her separated totally since she first showed at begining. I have been soaking and bathing once a week to try and loosen and get off as it comes up. thank you
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    I am positive, I have had her living in the house with me since July, and treated her for everything under the sun, mites, worms, lice, you name it. She is clean as can be for that kind of stuff. Oh I should mention she did have scaly leg mites before all of this. I feel that may have been...
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    She doesnt really seem that bothered by it. She still is preening, and not overly. She eats, poops good, and likes to cuddle up on my neck. I just want to get her better so she can get back to the Serama coop with her friends. I am really hoping the athletes foot cream will work. I am also...
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    Here are a few pictures I took tonight.
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    I will try to get better pictures tonight. We do not have a vet that will treat chickens in my area at all. She has such a tiny comb it would have been hard to see if it indeed did start there. Her comb and wattles don't really look like that at all.
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    Favus - my Serama Hen has it.

    It took me a long time to finally figure out exactly what she has, and it is Favus (I THINK COULD BE WRONG OF COURSE) Poor girl started off lost all her under side feathers, and had a thick coat of flaky, thick and some yellowish skin. Her feathers were under trying to grow through and...
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