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Hen with a lot of dry skin on her face?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by adpad5, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. adpad5

    adpad5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2015
    I have a new dutch bantam that I think is young, one side of its face is far whiter and rougher that the other. What is it?[​IMG]
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    To be honest, I can't tell.
    A close up photo may help.

    Check her over for any signs of lice/mites and treat them if she has any.

    If she is very young, it could be keratin that you are seeing while she is still feathering in.

    Does she have trouble eating with the curve in her beak?
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Almost sounds like lice too me?

    Look for lice....I would!
    Also put a big rock in your run so she and the others can hone their beaks...Way too long....

    Good luck....
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2016
  4. adpad5

    adpad5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2015
    Okay thanks everyone

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