White "stuff" in silkie rooster's comb and feet problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 11ChickenGirl11, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. 11ChickenGirl11

    11ChickenGirl11 Chirping

    Apr 29, 2015
    Northeast USA
    I have no idea what the white stuff in Milky's comb is. It has been there for quite some time so I don't think it is bad, but it doesn't look good, either.
    Does anyone know what this is or how to get rid of it?


    About the feet issues, Milky has molted his leg feathers, but never grew them back yet. His scales are also quite raised. I'm thinking about scaly leg mites as a possible cause... thoughts?

  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    It looks like it could be debris that has lodged into the nooks and crannies of his comb. He also looks like he may have some feed in his nares.

    You can try to soften it with some coconut or castor oil to see if the comb will wipe clean after a few days. To me it doesn't look like a fungal infection.

    For Scaly Leg Mites, you can soak then wash the feet in some soapy water - gently scrub with a soft brush to loosen dirt/debris (mite poop). Dry the feet and legs, then apply some castor oil, A+D ointment or vaseline to the legs to help smother the mites. Treatment needs to be repeated to get rid of the mites and heal the legs.

    Here's some more info:
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