Does my chicken have Favus? Or is it something else?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by h0b0, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. h0b0

    h0b0 Just Hatched

    Jul 29, 2016
    My hen has some white powdery substance on her comb and some dark specks. Recently it has been raining in my area, so I thought it was just dirty. I tried to wipe it but it didn't come off. The next day I noticed some bald spots on her head near her comb. She seems normal and energetic. I'm not sure if my hen has a fungal infection or if it's due to the pecking order (I have 1 rooster and 3 hens). Please help! [​IMG]
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It looks to me like some pecking and dry skin. I would use a little coconut oil or castor oil on the comb to see if it improves. If not, and you want to treat for possible favus, you can use some clotrimazole (lotrimin) or miconazole (monistat7.)

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