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bleaching? fungus?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by henhouse1012, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. henhouse1012

    henhouse1012 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone I am new to the group. I have a 1 year old buff that has a white growth or fungus overtaking the area behind her ear. Anyone have an idea what this actually could be? Noticed it a few weeks back and it hasn't seemed to changed much (not to aggressive) the other 10 hens i have show no signs of this. It doesn't bother her and she eats and drinks normally. Any input is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Mike[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, Is it just the color on is it on her earlobe like you can scratch it off gently, because to me it just looks like she has a naturally light spot on her earlobe, I wouldn't be too worried about it, but if you can scratch/pick/brush it off then it probably is some sort of fungus, but I'm leaning more toward it just being a lighter colored spot a couple of my hens have that on their lobe but it is just a coloration issue.
     
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  4. henhouse1012

    henhouse1012 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the response, it is soft and almost like it is part of her. But, it was previously red like her comb and waddle.
     
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  6. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it could just be a bit of discoloration but if it does not bother her then I would say that it is fine.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It looks like part of her coloration - but, if you see the white spreading elsewhere like her face etc. it may be some type of fungus.
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     

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