Yellow skin, Shriveled up crown, sick Ancona?! Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by IamMina, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. IamMina

    IamMina Out Of The Brooder

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    My Ancona, pocky has recently been looking and acting weird. I know it is fall and so she is molting but she's showing other odd signs other than feather loss. Her crown has suddenly shriveled up and developed a few black spots near the base. Her skin is very pale and her earlobes and face are somehow a bright bright yellow. Normally her skin around her face is red and her earlobes are white. She is normally very calm and will let me hold her without a problem but she is suddenly very protective. Should this worry me? Our second Ancona is not showing any of the same signs so I know its not part of the breed.
    Please get back to me if you can!
    Thank you
    -Mina
     
  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    I am not sure but I can see if a nudge will help u get some answers how is she now?
     
  3. IamMina

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    She seems to be the same, I haven't seen any changes.
     
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    well if no one else can help ya I can at least help u research! are you sure all her symptoms are there ? How old is she and u got a pic?
     
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    can u rule out ...... Pox ?

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/avian-pox-how-to-treat-your-chickens-for-avian-pox Avian Pox -
    How To Treat Your Chickens For Avian Pox

    also see
    Warty Growths on Comb
    The appearance of warty growths or sores on the fleshy parts of a chicken's head is not usually a health risk that the producer should be concerned with. These lesions are produced as the bird's response to fowl pox virus injected by a mosquito. The condition appears more serious than it actually is. A scab forms as the bird develops a resistance to the viral disease organism. The bird will not usually show other effects to the disease and will recover within a short time unless complications arise.
    A more detailed discussion of fowl pox is included in http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/disviral.htm

    http://poultrykeeper.com/external-problems/fowl-pox The Chicken Vet Talks About Fowl Pox
     
  6. IamMina

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    Alright, I'll look into it thank you for the help!
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

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    sure thing, rule that out and we will keep looking, I have alot of links saved for heath issues
     
  8. IamMina

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    Okay well I don't think that's it, she doesn't match a lot of the symptoms so I've looked into a lot of stuff about yellowed skin and one of the links talked about amenia? I think it was which is like worms.
     
  9. Sally Sunshine

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    ok, you can easily treat for them....

    I have yet to have issues, but I am a firm believer in using DE all the time, bedding little in food, dustbath and of course I do the ACV in water and pumpkins!!!
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

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    oh let me know what med u use and how its working.... I wonder if u can see them in the poop??
     

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