Is this dry skin? Or what?

rumbleBee_STi

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I have 6 bantams that I rescued, the back story about them is in another post I’ve made previously. I’ve been checking them over ever since I found mites on them & after treating them. Today I noticed this flaky, yellowish skin under a couple of the bantam’s wings. I’ve also been noticing that a couple of them have been having lots of dandruff on the back of their necks & tops of their head. Also flaky skin that’s in a tube basically coming off of their neck feathers. Is this dry skin or something else?
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Could be from an injury, it's really hard to tell, there's a darker spot that almost looks like a scab.
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Check them over for lice/mites.
Provide them with good loose dirt for dust bathing.
I would be tempted to just watch that area close and leave it untreated at this time since I would suspect moisture from ointments/oil under the wing may actually do more harm than good.

How old are these birds? They may benefit from 18-20% chick starter or all flock feed and poultry vitamins once a week as well.
 

rumbleBee_STi

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Could be from an injury, it's really hard to tell, there's a darker spot that almost looks like a scab.
Show more photos of their birds and overall condition.

Check them over for lice/mites.
Provide them with good loose dirt for dust bathing.
I would be tempted to just watch that area close and leave it untreated at this time since I would suspect moisture from ointments/oil under the wing may actually do more harm than good.

How old are these birds? They may benefit from 18-20% chick starter or all flock feed and poultry vitamins once a week as well.
I will grab some more photos of the ones I have. The place they came from was a complete chicken HELL. Looking back at the photos that were sent to my husband, I didn’t see a food bowl in any of the cages, so I’m not sure if they were only fed scratch or just had their food tossed in, there were only water bowls. Disgusting water in their bowls at that. They stood in their own mess in the cages so I’m not sure if that has any thing to do with this.
I found mites when we first got them, so they’ve been under treatment for that. I also already provided a dust bath for them, they’ve been using it a lot. Another ✅ for vitamins in water.
I was told they are 4 months old. One of the cockerels just started crowing the other day. Is Game Bird crumble okay to feed them? I was told it would help with one of the cockerels feather growth for his bottom.
 

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You wouldn't have happened to spray them with anything recently did you? I was treating my hens for mites, and didn't dilute the permthrein. I gave them terrible chemical burn, and infection, that looked like that excepted their was a grey mucous.
 

rumbleBee_STi

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This is Cookie. She’s the one with the stuff under her wing from the picture in post. She also has crossbeak, I make sure that she gets her share of the food because she does tend to get picked on the most out of all the bantams. You can see the flaky skin on the top of her head in the photo second from last.
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rumbleBee_STi

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You wouldn't have happened to spray them with anything recently did you? I was treating my hens for mites, and didn't dilute the permthrein. I gave them terrible chemical burn, and infection, that looked like that excepted their was a grey mucous.
Actually, I did. I used permethrin too but it was very diluted. You think this is from the permethrin?? 😟
 

Weeg

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Actually, I did. I used permethrin too but it was very diluted. You think this is from the permethrin?? 😟
What brand di you use? If yo used this- then likely. THE product I gave a link to contains gasoline. I used it on my birds and didn't use it again, because after I sprayed I looked at why it smelled so bad, and it contains gasoline, and is TOXIC!
 

rumbleBee_STi

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Julius is the alpha. He’s the one That’s been getting his bottom treated with neosporin because of how red/raw it was.
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This is Mr. Squeak. He seems like he’s in the best shape of all 6.
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This is Moe. Her & Cookie are the only 2 girls out of all 6. She seems to hate everyone besides Julius.
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This guy is Boujee. He started to crow a couple days ago.
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And this is Biscuit. Very quiet boy, but very sweet & curious. His looks reminds me of a chimpanzee 😍 He & Cookie are mixed with Silkie, I think Julius might be mixed with Silkie too.
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