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Silkie has dry skin???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by countyroad1330, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    I have a tiny non-bearded Silkie, and I noticed today that it looks like it has dry skin on its face. Is that really what it could be, or should I be more concerned? And, if it is dry skin, should I apply something to moisturize?

    Ah, the lengths I'm willing to go for my poultry *haha*
  2. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
    You know, I noticed this about my silkie too. Her face and wattles look dusty and dry.

    She gets plenty of fresh water, layer crumbles, BOSS and occasional scraps. I thought it had something to do with the cold we were having, 20s in the day and low teens at night, but it isn't that cold where you are is it?
  3. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oh yes, its been VERY cold here until the past couple of days. We had a horrible ice storm last weekend, some are still without power.

    GracefulBantams had told me that she puts vaseline on her chickens' feet and waddles, to prevent frostbite. I am thinking about putting it on his face to try to smooth it out some. Glad its not just mine chicky!

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