Possible Skin Fungus.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bwigal, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. bwigal

    bwigal New Egg

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    My wife and I are new to raising chickens. I am sure that most of the hens and 1 rooster has fungal infection on butts. white scaly with some red swollen areas. what do I do?
     
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  2. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some pictures would help. Could be lice or mites or as you say a fungal infection. I've never seen scaly stuff. I'm wondering if it is dried urates you are seeing.

    Try giving it a good wash and then see what you have. Leaky vents could be a fungal infection. I tried a product called NuStock on some of my hens nasty bums. Cleaned them up and spread a little of that lightly on and under their vents for a few days and they cleared up pretty good.
    Crusty stuff at the base of vent feathers could indicate a lice infestation. Treatments for both lice and vent gleet can be found by searching this forum.
     
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  3. bwigal

    bwigal New Egg

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    will try to get some pics and post later.
     

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