White patch on the side of her head?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rowenna22, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. rowenna22

    rowenna22 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I recently noticed that on the side of my Buff Oprpington's head is this weird white patch where it should be red (I assume) and I've also noticed that compared to my other three chickens, her feathers are a little ragged and transparent almost. She's still running around and eating, so she doesn't act sick, but I'm just worried about her. I can't find anything out on the white patch on the internet, does anyone have any suggestions for a worried first time chicken mom?

    Below is the picture of her white patch.


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    Thanks!
    Valerie
     
  2. BackyardAnita

    BackyardAnita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spots on combs/wattles are usually frostbite, dryness, or a infection. This is my best guess
     
  3. patnavarre

    patnavarre New Egg

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    hello,my buff has the same white, how did your's make out ?
     
  4. rowenna22

    rowenna22 Out Of The Brooder

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    My buff seems to be doing okay. It's funny it seems to kinda come and go. Sometimes it will be really white, and other times, you can't hardly see it! Anyway, other than not laying eggs, she's fine!
     
  5. patnavarre

    patnavarre New Egg

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    thanks for the reply.
     
  6. KayTee

    KayTee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try an antifungal cream - that has helped my girl with the same symptoms.
     

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