Pale crusty comb

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In the Brooder
5 Years
Jun 11, 2014
I took in a hen that was being kept in poor conditions. Her comb and face are really pale and they seem really dry. Her comb is cracked in a couple places from being so dry. Is this an indicator of some kind? Her feathers are also pretty dull and tore up like she'd been picked on by a bully roo. I've sprayed her with poultry protector and giving her good feed (she was only on corn before) and I've been putting electrolytes in her water. Is there anything else I can do to help her comb?
Combs can become shriveled from dehydration, and the electrolytes and water should help. Also fungal infections such as faus can infect the comb and wattles causing a white chalky film, which can be treated with miconazole cream. If it is just cracked, perhap a moisturizing lotion or vaseline may help.

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