my little wyandotte's face

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sspeacock, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. sspeacock

    sspeacock Out Of The Brooder

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    My two and 1/2 month old Wyandotte has a very red, "sick" looking area where the comb should have been; I believe that the comb started developing and then - it was gone. ??? Thought at first an injury but the situation continues to develop with more redness that seems to be spreading. Her little head also seems quite itchy, and she is shaking it a lot. Need help! Thanks.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Could you post a picture? I'm not sure what it could be.
     
  3. BantamLover21

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    It would help if you posted a photo. Wyandottes naturally don't develop large combs, so their heads can look odd. But the area shouldn't be red and itchy looking.
     
  4. cafarmgirl

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    Wyandottes definitely have odd looking combs at this age compared to chickens with a straight comb. And it could be red because it is a rooster. Will wait to see pic's.
     
  5. sspeacock

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    Here is the photo. Anyone? Thanks so much in advance.
     
  6. BantamLover21

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    The comb itself looks normal for a Wyandotte. However, are those yellowish bumps on the edge of the comb that I see? If so, then your pullet may have the dry form of Fowl Pox. Fowl Pox is viral disease carried by mosquitoes and flies. In its dry form, Fowl Pox causes lumps on the comb, face, and wattles. In its more severe wet form, Fowl Pox causes lesions and lumps on the inside of the mouth and respiratory tract, sometimes leading to suffocation. There is no treatment; it will run its course in 3-6 weeks. However, you can treat with a broad-spectrum antibiotic, like oxytetracycline or Tylan50, to prevent secondary infection--a much more serious problem.
     
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  7. Wyandottes7

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    The comb looks normal to me. A Wyandottes comb is naturally small and flat. However, I think that I am seeing some small yellowish bumps on the front of the comb. She could have a mild case of Fowl Pox, which would irritate her and cause her to itch/scratch at her head..
     
  8. sspeacock

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    Thank you to everyone who wrote in. I am keeping an eye on her for fowl pox, but I do believe the area that looked like yellowish bumps might have been where she was scratching it against some surface. Looks
    better now, and she doesn't seem as itchy, so I'm less worried, but still watching. Thanks again!
     

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