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White powder on Comb?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by angelika, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. angelika

    angelika In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2014

    Can anyone help me identify what is going on with my hen? Both she and her sister, both blue Andalusians, have this white spot and white power looking stuff on their comb. None of the other hens have this. They are all laying daily and acting fine. Thanks in advance!
  2. Nupe

    Nupe Songster

    Jun 13, 2014
    Could be a fungal infection. It's pretty common. You treat it with an anti-fungal cream. Most topical creams used for athlete's foot, jock itch, or yeast infections will work.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Try using some coconut oil on the combs or another moisterizing cream every day. It looks like dry skin to me, but using monistat 7 or Lotrimin for favus (fungus) infection won't kill them. The photo below shows a serious fungal infection called favus:


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