Molting Silkie head?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ksane, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    I just got this Silkie pullet (this year's hatch), most of the top of her head looks like this bald spot with the white dots on it. Is she molting? It looks like she's been plucked bald all over the top of her head. All around her stomach and chest she just looks bald with smooth skin, no pin feathers or anything.
    Edit: She had no mites or lice when I got her but I treated for them anyway.
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    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011
  2. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be mites or lice. Lice check around the back next to the tail feathers they are visible. If its mites you might not be able to see them. Some get on the chicken at night when they roost and hide in the coop during the day. It could be moulting as well.
     
  3. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    I edited it to add that she had no mites or lices. Those 2 things are one of my pet peeves with new chickens. I check them over 4 or 5 times real close and then go ahead and dip then dust them either way.
     
  4. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe put some vaseline on the bald area. I just read you just said you treated them for lice and mites and you also said you just got her so could be that where she came from had them in coop. Mites hid so could be damage from her previous home.
     
  5. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yea, I never thought of that. I guess it's possible that she had them but the seller treated her before offering for sale and that's why she didn't have them when I got her.
     

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