Silkies skin flakey & peeling

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mpracey, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Mpracey

    Mpracey Out Of The Brooder

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    I need advice on how to treat my Silkie's peeling skin. He's not showing any signs & symptoms of being ill. I checked for lice & mites - use DE on regular bases. Is it nutrition? Did I miss the bugs? R is normal?

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    Mona
     
  2. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Is your silkie missing feathers? Where is the skin showing??
     
  3. Mpracey

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    Nope - no feathers missing - just see skin peeling around eyes & under wings & it kinda runs down to the back end.
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  4. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Intersting......I have a sizzle serama with almost NO feathers and I have been trying all sorts of stuff to keep her skin from drying out shedding....so far AQUAPHOR By Eucerin has worked well. EUCERIN [or genertic equivilate] works too. Haven't tried A&D ointment ...yet...And of course the stuff that works is the expensive stuff.....Baby oil didn't work very well on mine but maybe for you. so, give them a try and see what happens...you can use a Q-tip to apply around the eyes...P.S. try to keep away from anything with fragrance in it.....lanolin/mineral oil/petroleum those are all the good ingrediants for this stuff...
    Hope that helps.....[​IMG]
     
  5. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    DE will NOT kill lice/mites! So don't waste your $$$ dusting....
    The best way to keep the buggers at bay is to use FONTLINE PLUS in the 23-44lb dog size. Place the stuff in a syringe [minus needle] and place one drop under wing OR by vent every 30 days....Works period....
    Maybe the DE is causing the dryness????
    What are you feeding?
     
  6. Mpracey

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    Ok I will try . Thank you for the advice - I appreciate it! Mona
     
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    You are more than welcome.....I hope I was able to help miss silkie....[​IMG]
     
  8. Mpracey

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    Oops didn't see the second post - I'm feeding mixture of crumbles, a conditioner , dried worms ( treats) & organic stuff - greens , fruit , yogurt ...He's very spoiled !
    And as far as frontline does it matters what the bird weighs in regard to the dosage?
    Now if you think it's just dry skin I wonder if using the heat light is causing dryness! I just started using it in the last 3 weeks & its been usually dry lately. Just a thought
    Thanks again
    Mona
     
  9. froggiesheins

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    Well, I put one drop one each of my seramas [mimi chickens for the uninformed]. I personnaly would put two drops on a large fowl size bird tho.
    AHHH, more info.....heat light hmmmmmm, that is a possiblity. what the the temperature over night without the lamp??

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  10. Mpracey

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    It's been low 30s - I know he's cold cuz he gets real close to light .
     

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