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

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    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?
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  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    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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