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chicks with scaly patch

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by abengel, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. abengel

    abengel Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 5 week old silkie with a scaly patch (no feathers) on her back just forward of tail. Another chick same age, a lavender d'uccle, Has no feathers at all except wing, and the skin under his baby down feels crusty. I don't see how mites are possible as they are still in the brooder indoors, and are not picking each other. The other 12 are perfectly fine. Any thoughts?
     
  2. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump
     
  3. chickenbarn-gal

    chickenbarn-gal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2010
    Michigan
    Quote:I'd personally say that they have mites, ringworm perhaps? (fungus infection, not actual worms [​IMG])
     
  4. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have a picture? that might help. and yes, it oucld be mites which can be fatal to a chick so treat it asap [​IMG] good luck!
     
  5. abengel

    abengel Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, thanks. What is a safe treatment for babies? Should I treat for fungus and mites just to be safe?
     
  6. chickenbarn-gal

    chickenbarn-gal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2010
    Michigan
    Quote:I'm not sure if that would be too strong. Could you post a picture just so we can check? You can also try posting this in the "Disease and emergencies" section in the forum. They probably have more info on mites, ringworm ect/. I hope it feels better soon,
    -cb-g
     
  7. Nhiawa

    Nhiawa Out Of The Brooder

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    hope they get better
     

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