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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:44 pm 
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My rooster has a furry white fungus developing around his ears. He seems perfectly healthy otherwise. We wormed just over a month ago, and have had lots of rain in the early part of this year. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Better post a photo of that for us

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:20 pm 
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I'll have to do that in the morning Mike. I went down to check on him this afternoon, and there are white spots appearing below his ears down to his waddles. I will post a pic asap.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:25 pm 
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What breed is your rooster, does he have white earlobes. If so maybe he is starting to break in the face which means they start to develop white around the face which is common in leghorns and minorcas.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:27 pm 
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Ok, this is the Rooster, he is a buff orpington. There are white spots on his face also. I dont know if this is something to be concerned about, or natural ageing of the bird. any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:36 pm 
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It's a bit hard to see exactly what it is, but I'd do what I always do with skin things on combs - paint Betadine on it. I do it twice a day. It's anti-fungal and antibacterial. The only thing I've noticed is that it can dry the skin out a bit, so after a few days if there is flakiness I might put a little vaseline or Keri-oil on the dry bits.

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it could be scaly face mite, which is sometimes thought to be a mould.

here is an article on finches but says that there is a species which infests domestic fowl
http://www.finchniche.com/a-scalyface.php

i have seen it on chickens before and it for some reason starts around the ears.

treatment with ivomec or moxidectin will remove it.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:31 am 
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Image here is a picture of silkie with it, and that is what it can turn into if left untreated

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