1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

REDNESS around eyes and beak.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by starwarschooks, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. starwarschooks

    starwarschooks Hatching

    Oct 5, 2014
    Hey There

    Would really like some help. We have 3 chooks and the two older chooks have redness around the beak and eyes. The younger chook hasn't. They are all pretty happy and eating well and running around the back yard like normal but just a bit worried if the redness is an allergy or mite or something I should be taking them to the Vet for.
    Thanks for all your help


  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. If both sides look the same, and there is no swelling, I would bet that there is no problem, just normal color as they age. Many breeds have red faces. Checking for mites or lice on the skin would be wise to do periodically. Chickens can get fungal and protozoan infections around the face, beak, comb, and wattles, so it's always good to look them over for anything unusual.
  3. appps

    appps Crowing

    Aug 29, 2012
    The red parts will go much redder just as they get ready to lay so maybe it's a sign of that?
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    That reddness also looks normal to me. As birds mature, their faces become redder. It's a sign that a hen is getting closer to laying and that their bodies are maturing. Almost all chickens have this normal red coloration around their faces.
  5. starwarschooks

    starwarschooks Hatching

    Oct 5, 2014
    Thanks so much everyone. They are happy so was just a bit worried.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2014

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by