Possible fungal infection?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Audrianna Winters, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Audrianna Winters

    Audrianna Winters Hatching

    Sep 29, 2017
    Hello!! Our hen started developing a gray spot on her comb a few days ago. Doing some research, it seemed as though she had a fungal infection that I read could be treated with over the counter anti fungal cream. Now the spot is turning black. They have not left their coop during this cold northern MN winter. We leave the door open but they only ever poke their heads out so I don't believe it's frost bite, but I could be wrong. I just wanted to get a second opinion on this. It seems like she might have some nasal discharge and then I was noticing her vent seemed redder than usual as well. She is still laying and her behavior seems fine. I appreciate any help!

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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    It looks like frostbite.
    That in combination with nasal discharge makes me wonder about your coop ventilation.
    Do you have pictures of your coop?
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  3. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

    Aug 18, 2017
    Caliente Nevada
    Sorry for your troubles.
    I agree with @DobieLover it looks like frostbite. The chickens poking their heads out the coop door would not cause frostbite. It’s usually moisture in your coop. Heck some birds can get frostbite from the moisture of tucking their heads under their wing at night. Good news you don’t need to treat frostbite. It’s best IMHO to simply leave it alone.
    Where on your hens body is picture #4?
    If you post pictures of your coop perhaps we could give some suggestions.
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  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Is that her vent in the last photo? What is that sticking out of her vent?

    I agree there is a little frostbite on the comb. Didn’t MN have 30 below weather last week?
  5. Saaniya

    Saaniya Crowing

    Aug 31, 2017

    It's frostbite
    And if there's Respiratory symptoms I will treat and clean her vent too

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