7 week old Australorp skin or feather issue

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sillyillyondra, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. sillyillyondra

    sillyillyondra Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orangevale, CA
    I just moved my chicks to the outside coops last week and notice within a few days my little Australorp was having some skin or feather issues. It started with her head, almost look like she had dandruff and now she is missing feathers on her neck. I have attached a photo. She is the only Australorp I have so I'm not sure if this is a normal process when their feathers come in. I have two Buff Orpingtons, same age with very mild "dandruff" on their heads but no other issues and a light brahma with no issues at all.

  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    The dandruff could be from the shafts of the pin feathers as they break up, it would be more noticeable on a black bird. It doesn't look like she is being feather picked, or you haven't seen other chicks plucking feathers? I'd double check for lice/mites, especially at night in case there is something like that going on.
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013

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