Dry, scaly beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Maddly, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. Maddly

    Maddly Out Of The Brooder

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    I've notice that my sweet white silkie Daisy has a very dry, scaly beak that seems to be peeling. Is this something I should be concerned about? She seems completely healthy and normal in every other respect, and I don't see and dry or scaly tissue anywhere else on her body. She is about 18 weeks-old and is not laying yet, and shares a coop with four other chickens who do not seem to have this issue. Does anyone have any idea what could cause this? Possibly a viitamin deficiency, or a mite or fungal infection?

    Thanks so much!


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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    That's completely normal, I'm assuming your talking about the part where the nostrils are, the comb will begin there as well.
     

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