2 Young Roos with Dandruff??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by newchickens2009, May 30, 2011.

  1. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given 2 young R.I.Red roos tonight that are 14 weeks old. They are very tame and when I picked them up I noticed that they were full of what looks like dandruff. I parted their feathers apart and could not find and sign of any type of bugs. Only thing I noticed was on their feather shafts there is what looks like plastic peeling of from the skin up to where the feathers start to open. I think this is normal right? Any info will be greatly appreciated! I don't want to add these to my flock if this is a problem!
     
  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just molting [​IMG] the "plastic" is the casing of the new feathers and it comes off in dandruff-like flakes.
     
  3. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] That's what I thought but just wanted to make sure!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Thank you SO much for the quick respond!! [​IMG]
    God bless! [​IMG]
     

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