Silkie chicken scaly face

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by freebirdz, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. freebirdz

    freebirdz New Egg

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    Hi I am really new to owning chickens (silkies) we bought them yesterday from a feed store and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the skin on their face is normal from stres maybe or is it lice? Thanks in advance for any help! [​IMG]
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Can barely make out anything in the dark but, maybe mites, or skin disease. Do they frequently rub their faces on the roost or anything else handy (like it itches them)?
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
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  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    We're going to need a photo with much better lighting... can't see anything.
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Howdy, and welcome to Backyard chickens!! That is a terrible quality photo, and I can not give any advice with that image, so I will just say hello and good luck figuring out what is up!:)
     
  8. coolsilkie555

    coolsilkie555 Just Hatched

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    I don`t know, one of my silkie hens had that[​IMG]
     

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