brown crust on comb, eye and scales on legs separating

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bethanyrae, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. bethanyrae

    bethanyrae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It started with brown crust on a Buff Orpington's eyelid Fri night, it is spreading toward her beak, and now little brown scabs on her comb can actually be scraped off. Then I looked at her legs and the scales look like they're separating. I isolated her Friday pm, and have yet to check the rest of my flock. I think I need do do something before they go to roost tonight? I'm having a hard time finding anything online *~*
    I'm rather new to this...
    Help?
    bethanyrae
     
  2. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    The leg part sounds like scaly mites to me. Do a search here on BYC and I am sure you will find more about scaly mite. It is treatable. The other part I am not sure about. Hopefully someone else will chime in and be able to help more.
     
  3. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Scaley mites DO get on face and beak area. That is what it sounds like. //edit// coat affected areas with vasoline right away... used to be dust with permethrin but now.... well, guess I need to find out what to use now too since I don't think you can get it anymore. hmmmm....
     
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  4. bethanyrae

    bethanyrae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks...I went out there with what I had...olive oil, and coated her face, comb and legs with that for now.

    Then I found two more hens with little spots coming on their combs.

    Their legs looked good. UNTIL I got their weight off them, then you could see the scales separating. uh.

    I guess you have to pick them up to examine their legs. They all looked fine when walking around me.

    Anyhow, I decided to coat those two with triple antibiotic ointment until I can get some bag balm or vaseline. I now have three hens isolated from the others.

    Hm...I wonder if it would help to mix my DE in with the goopy stuff.
    Thanks for your direction.

    Oh yeah, my husband had some WD 40 that he quick put on the roosts before they went to bed. YUCK!

    Am I missing anything?

    bethanyrae
     
  5. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post pictures of the eyes and legs? It would be a big help.
     
  6. bethanyrae

    bethanyrae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure wish I could post pics...I can't get the lens open on my camera. Something's jammed. uh.
     

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