Only one of my leghorn hens has several scabby/moldy areas on her comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NinnyGillaspie, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. NinnyGillaspie

    NinnyGillaspie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2011
    Huntsville, Tx
    Hi, I'm new at this. I live in Texas, it's very hot. One of my white leghorn hens has several scabby/moldy areas on her comb. She acts great, eats great, but I don't want the whole flock of 7 to get this too. Thanks yall. I look forward to media fellowship with all of ya. NinnyGillaspie
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Sounds like "Favus", a fungal infection. An over the counter anti-fungal cream, such as for athelete's foot or vaginal yeast infection (Clotrimazol) can be used. The fungus can spread to you, so use gloves.
    Apply the cream a few times a day and it should clear up pretty fast.

    God Bless,
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Could be favus or fowl pox. You might want to do a search also for fowl pox too.

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