Pale Faced Hen....Is this yeast?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PrincessPollo, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. PrincessPollo

    PrincessPollo Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 29, 2015
    So the last couple days I've noticed Maggie's face has been a bit pale. She went through a semi bad molt & is finally almost fully feathered again. She's eating, drinking & pooing....acting normal unlike my other SLW that is confined due to crop surgery. I think the other hens have been pecking at her comb because shes pale. I've checked for mites & dont see any signs. Everyone else is very bright red in the face... Thoughts?


  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

    Nov 3, 2010
    Birds generally go pale when molting. The color should return when she is easy to lay again. I see some small scabs and those either are from other birds pecking her or mites/lice. Check the back of her head by the comb and under her chin for lice eggs. They usually are not seen unless it is a bad infestation but the eggs are easily seen as they stick in clumps to the base of the feather.

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