comb turning white **NEW UPDATE ON COMB**

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenChik, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 1 year old silkie rooster and I noticed this morning that the comb was white placed all of it. What could this be? ETA: His eyes and nostrils are clear and he doesn't have any labored breathing. His appetite is the same. Everything else appears the same. Could it be that he is molting or is he sick?

    ETA: Again, he has not been acting sick. No labored breathing, eyes and nostrils clear just his comb. Also, it has been VERY hot here lately (don't know if that has anything to do with it). He also has not molting since he got him so I don't know if he is molting. Any advice would be great! THANKS!

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  2. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody? Kinda freaking out here.
     
  3. RockyPhoenix

    RockyPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No not really although thank you for your response. It is not raised it is like losing its color in a couple places. Its not raised and looks like a regular comb like some white spots.
     
  5. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, its not big spots they're tiny like someone took a paint brush a flicked white paint in his comb (haha sorry only way I could explain it) but otherwise he is acting like his normal self.
     
  6. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else?
     
  7. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Well it could be a fungus so i would put some petroleum jelly on it to smother it, it cannot hurt either way. He could also have a heart problem, and the blood might not be reaching his comb, in this case i would take him out of the sun and maybe into your basement or something.

    So since at this point we have no idea whats wrong what i would do it,
    1) Separate him
    2) Move to a cooler place
    3) Put something on this comb
    4) Give him to vitamins and electrolytes (you never know if hes missing something and this is causing it)
     
  8. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Can you post a photo? It would be helpful to actually see it.
     
  9. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wait to put anything on the comb until I was more sure of just what it is you're treating.

    If it is a fungus/thrush/similar thing, you may be able to get Nystatin from your vet or pharmacist. This is the same drug used to treat thrush in infants/toddlers. It is a liquid, and usually fruit flavored. It can be mixed into softened food or otherwise given orally 2x/day for 7-10 days. Birds can get thrushy from a number of things, including eating moldy food or other little things in the yard.

    There are also experienced forum folks who treat thrush with apple cider vinegar, 2-4 T. per gallon of drinking water. I have not tried this so I cannot speak for the treatment, but I have used the Nystatin successfully.

    As others have said, it is very important to get a photo so we know for sure what the problem is. Never treat without having a reasonable diagnosis.

    Keep us posted!
     
  10. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, uploaded photos! Anyone have a clue?
     

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