big dander/dandruff during molt?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poonam, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. poonam

    poonam Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everybody

    is it normal for a hen to shed a lot of flaky dander during a molt? seems kind of big too, not huge, but not like litte dust like it usually is.
     
  2. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too have noticed more dander with my hen in molt.
     
  3. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bolivia N.C
    Yea totally normal [​IMG] The skin no longer has all those nice warm feathers to hold in moisture to her her skin. So it dries and flakes. I always smear lotion on my hens when they go into molt. But it's totally normal and nothing to worry about [​IMG]
     
  4. poonam

    poonam Out Of The Brooder

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    aaah. interesting. thanks for the note:)
     

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