Silkie has yellow crust on face and head and is also loosing feathers please help! Pics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AngelaZodiak, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. AngelaZodiak

    AngelaZodiak New Egg

    Dec 17, 2016
    New to the forum, my boyfriend has had chickens at his place for 10+ years and has never experienced this so I am hoping someone can give us some advice! We have 2 RIR hens and recently added 2 silkies, they are around 6 months old so they are still seperated from the other two... We noticed a month or so ago that our black silkie Dalhia had missing feathers on her head, it was a small spot and we just assumed it was the other roo silkie trying to peck at her, but we rehomed him a week ago and her head keeps loosing feathers, and there is a yellow crust on her head and face. Her appetite and personality seem normal, but I am freaking out now that I know for sure its not the other silkie...I don't see her loosing feathers or have the crust anywhere else but I don't know, so hopefully someone can help out, I also contacted the woman who sold them to us... I attached photos, we are in Los Angeles, CA. Thanks!!

  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]

    It looks like she may have some type of fungal infection like Favus.

    You can try applying an anti-fungal cream (like Lotrimin, Tinactin, and other antifungal creams).

    It looks quite advanced to me, so if you have a vet that can take some scrapings or a sample so you know exactly what you are dealing with that would be best. They can also prescribe better medication/course of treatment than you can get OTC.

    Keep her separated and make sure her water station is kept clean and sanitized. diseases fourth year/ch2_4.htm
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    X 2. Here is a thread with a very advanced case of something similar:

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