Hens face is very dark? What could be causing it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jlovepj1027, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. jlovepj1027

    jlovepj1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This first photo is how she normally looks. And yesterday I noticed her face looked much darker. No idea why or how/if I treat her!? [​IMG]
     
  2. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She might be digging in the dirt and got her face dirty. I have a Buff Orpington that does that and her face is really dirty! Try washing with plain water before try anything else.
     
  3. jlovepj1027

    jlovepj1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok she has some white discharge coming out the sides of her beak and white stuff all over her feathers.
     
  4. jlovepj1027

    jlovepj1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not dirt..
     
  5. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, sorry, I don't know. Hopefully someone else will be able to help. Wishing you the best.
     
  6. jlovepj1027

    jlovepj1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] she isn't looking good today..
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016
  7. jlovepj1027

    jlovepj1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen is getting worse!!! She is loosing ALL OF HER FEATHERS! She IS NOT LOOKING GOOD! The ONLY thing that matches ALL of her symptoms is BLACKHEAD DISEASE but I HAVE NO TURKEYS AND THE MEDECINE IS NOT WORKING! what do I do???? I have her away from the others! But I don't want her suffering...
     
  8. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This sounds horrible.. I have no idea whats wrong but I pray she gets better..
     
  9. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    I hate to state the obvious, but are you sure she isn't just moulting? She looks to have pin feathers coming in on her head and you state that she is losing her feathers. It's the time of year for moulting and some chickens seem to have a really rough time of it, whilst others hardly seem to notice. Not sure about the white discharge from her mouth you mention. What medication are you giving her. Could the discharge be as a result of the medication?
     
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  10. jlovepj1027

    jlovepj1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How could she be molting? I thought this was only to occur in the winter? I'm in California where the temperature changes from 85-113! It's been rough this year.
     
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