Please help. I'm puzzled

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brandyK, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. brandyK

    brandyK Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG][/IMG]I saw this today and I'm not sure what it is or if it's really serious. She's not acting any different and is still eating and drinking.
     
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  3. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    It looks like my silkies ears. But they are supposed to be that color. How old is she? Do you think this is part of her genetics or a infection? Id look into the ear and see if it has a smell or if it is oozing
    is she shaking her head a lot or scratching at the ears? If yes then that's a sign there is a ear problem.
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Have you had any cases of favus in your flock? That is a fungus infection in the comb, wattles, or the earlobes. Your chicken's earlobes look like a silkie's except for the red rim around it. Lotrimin, Tinactins, and Miconozole are the treatments for favus if you think you are dealing with it. Favus is contagious and you should wear gloves to treat it. Here is a good series of pictures of favus: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...wattles-overtaken-by-white-growth-please-help
     
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