- Aug 28, 2011
Hi, I have a 5 month old hen who had scaley leg mites and I treated her with cooking oil for 7 days and know she has dry crusty yellow skin on her face, neck, wings, and thighs,etc. Before the treatment she was fine and healthy exept for the leg mites but near the end of her treatment she started getting really sick. She was really lithargic and wouldn't move, hung her tail down, her comb was and still is pinkish white when it use to be red and she was sticking her feathers out. She is also stumbling over her feat and dosn't have good balance, and now she has this scabby yellow crust all over her body. It's been three days since the treatment and the oil is no longer on her. She is doing better and eats and drinks but I'm still worried about her scabby skin. It is starting to peel off around her face but it is still really dry and hard on her thighs. I was wondering is it possible this might be a allergic reaction to the cooking oil or could it be some kind of fungi or skin disease? She sleeps indoors at night and romes our fenced in front yard during the day. We have other chickens but I hand raised her when she was one month old, because her mother abandoned her and the other hens pecked at her head almost killing her (they killed her 5 siblings) and now she dosn't want anything to do with the other chickens. She doesn't follow them and instead completely ignores them. None of the other chickens have this problem. She is really special to me! Please help!