1. NewChickNJ

    NewChickNJ In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2012
    Hey chicken gurus,

    I am not finding consistent depictions or photos of favus.
    Attached is a few pics of my Favorite hen who has some questionable lesions of her comb.
    She is 1.5 year old olive egger who was rescued from gross conditions a year ago.
    No other hens have these lesions, despite close contact.
    Gradually, very slowly getting more black pigmentation. Doesn't appear to be bothered by it. No other skin problems.
    What does this look like?
    P.S. she is also babysitting 3 three week old chicks.
    Any thoughts any recommendations would be appreaciated.
    Love this hen.
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    It's not favus. It appears that she might be getting picked on. Try putting blu-kote on it. It's runny, avoid the eyes.
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    I've got a couple like that and I also have pox, so it *might* be pox. Be sure to check the inside of her mouth for cheese like plaque/pus, that's wet pox, which I also have. I'm not saying that it is pox, it's just a possibility. Do like dawg suggests, but some blu-kote on it.


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