Dark Cornish Hen With Bald Patches On Head (pics)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chocolatier, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Chocolatier

    Chocolatier Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a sweetheart of a Cornish hen who got these pictured bald spots on her head during her molt this winter - both sides behind her ears. They aren't filling back in and she scratches there more than I think she should. I don't see any bugs or any sign of irritation and the skin looks normal. I've applied vaseline, neosporin and a fugicide cream without result.

    Any suggestions? Nothing to worry about? Thanks in advance...

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    ETA: Having a little trouble embedding images here, so settling for links to the pics.
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2012
  2. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Gee, I wish I had words of wisdom for you. My guesses would be; add oil in her diet maybe? Vitamin deifiencey? LOL
     
  3. Chocolatier

    Chocolatier Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got four others without the problem. She doesn't miss any meals (organic unmedicated layer feed, 2-3 hours per day supervised free range in a 4500 sq ft yard, and plenty of daily greens, scratch and dried mealworms) so I'm not leaning toward any deficiency.
     
  4. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    YOU HAVE TO HAVE 10 posts to upload images LOL....even if we give our babies all the right foods, [which you are doing ] :thumbsup sometimes they need alittle more.....but like I said before, I am only guessing by what I have learned in the past.... :) .
     
  5. Chocolatier

    Chocolatier Out Of The Brooder

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    Gotcha! Where might I find chickie-vitamins?
     
  6. heatherscooby77

    heatherscooby77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a rooster? Sometimes they grab on there for balance or to keep them still. One of my rooster's favs has the same bald spots.
     
  7. Chocolatier

    Chocolatier Out Of The Brooder

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    Nope, no rooster and the others don't pick on her.
     

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