Rhode Island Red with a bit of white crust on wattles?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jstewchicks, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. jstewchicks

    jstewchicks Hatching

    Dec 19, 2007
    Hello All. New Jersey/USA here. I realize that I need to get a photo here, but is it normal to get some white crusty/flaky stuff at the wattles of 10-month old hens? I threw down some oyster shell a couple of months ago, but don't normally give it to them. Is this some sort of excess calcium elimination perhaps? Thanks. JStewChicks
  2. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Can you post a picture? That would help out a lot.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Could be as simple as very dry skin, which some of my girls have had for awhile now, or something worse, like favus, a fungal infection of the face, comb and wattles. Here is a picture of what favus looks like on my "rescue rooster".

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