Is this frost bite??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by iPeanut1990, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. iPeanut1990

    iPeanut1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't understand how this could have happened already. It wasn't THAT cold last night but it was rainy and a little chilly. I don't know the exact temp it got to. I didn't think I had to worry about it yet so I didn't even check the over night temp. Today it's about 55 and rainy again. I'm in Oklahoma so it's about 82% humid today too. I feel so bad :( . My other 2 chickens are fine. It's just her.


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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It's not cold enough to be frostbite. It's possible that she may have a fungal infection called favus on her comb, but she looks very suspiciously like she may have dirt, feed, or something else stuck to her comb since it looks to be all over her nostrils, and beak as well. Favus, if that is what you suspect can be treated with Miconazole cream used daily.
     
  3. iPeanut1990

    iPeanut1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I know if it's Favus? I was hoping it's dirt but she won't hold her head still long enough for me to try to rub it off. I'll have someone help me hold her when they get home.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Favus won't kill her in a short time,, so take your time and examine her. I like to grab my chickens at night when they have gone to roost, wearing a headlamp to helpp me see, and it's easier to examine or treat them. Miconozole won't hurt her if you use it, but it just doesn't look like favus yet. I can post some links with pictures tomorrow, or you can try searching here at the top of the page for favus pictures.
     

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