Silkie Favus?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by minichicks05, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. minichicks05

    minichicks05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2015
    I just got a new silkie pair from Bobbi Porto. This little girl I have seems to have a problem. I was just taking a look at them and this girl has dry flakes, crusty and hard to get off stuff on her face. I will try to get pictures of it later today. Does anyone know how to treat it. By the way they are in quarantine, isolation right now. I also so heard Favus IS spreadable to humans has anyone had a case of that?
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    I'm sorry no one responded.

    Can you post some photos?

    Favus is a fungal infection/disease. Usually you can treat with an anti-fungal cream (athlete's foot cream) - like Lotrimin, Tinactin, etc.

    Wear gloves when handling/apply the cream, it's possible it could be spread to humans. Precautions are always best.

    You may also want to contact your breeder (Bobbi Porto) with questions, they may have a better treatment suggestions.

    Here's more info about Favus in Silkies (Choose "FAVUS" on the left hand side)

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