white stuff on earlobes?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by benjoycei, May 24, 2011.

  1. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Wilmington
    One of my Buff Orpingtons has some white stuff on the backs of its earlobes. It almost looks fuzzy. What could it be?
     
  2. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you post pictures of the issue? That may help get some answers.
     
  3. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Wilmington
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    Should I wash her earlobes?
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2011
  4. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Wilmington
    anyone? [​IMG]
     
  5. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Wilmington
    someone???
     
  6. TreeHugger

    TreeHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her earlobes look like perfectly normal chicken earlobes to me. Some hens have white earlobes and some don't. Unless I'm not looking at the right spot, I'd say she is fine (and that can't be washed off). [​IMG]
     
  7. paperdragonfarm

    paperdragonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it feel different from the rest of the lobe? It's hard to tell if it's just different pigmentation or something on the flesh itself.
     
  8. misty51

    misty51 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens have the same thing. I think it is Favus a fungus and I've been using an anti-fungal cream. Or Miconazole nystatin cream. I could be wrong but that is what I think it is.
     
  9. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Wilmington
    I will have to try to catch her and feel it, she won't let me touch her.
    Thanks for the input [​IMG]
     
  10. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    she looks pretty normal, she is from a hatchery right?

    that would explain the white pigmentation on the ear
     

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