Help! Bearded silkie hen swollen face/wattles

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dlebosky, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. dlebosky

    dlebosky New Egg

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    I noticed my silkie hen has a pale dicoloration to her face/wattles and is kind of swollen. My other silkie hen is showing no signs that it's contagious.[​IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. I can't tell much from your picture, but I would look closely for signs of lice or mites and their eggs. Is the dusty material on the face and beak feed, or does she have some white flakey material on it? Worms and mites can cause anemia and pale color, so I would make sure that she is wormed. Valbazen cattle and sheep wormer, and SafeGuard Liquid goat wormer are both good to use. Swelling of wattles can occur from several different diseases such as fowl cholera, coryza, and Mareks disease, and also from frostbite or insect bites. A clearer picture may help.
     
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