DANDRUFF on a chicken? What's going on, please...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by happytxchick, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    I adopted some BCM's and Ameraucanas (not EEs, tyvm) yesterday, and it appears that they have dandruff...really badly. Feathers are intact (other than a couple appear to be picked on by brothers)...inspected for parasites...birds act healthy in every way, but they have what appears to be large dandruff flakes on their feathers, and it was all in the carrier when I put them into the isolation coop yesterday evening. Anybody have any ideas about what the problem is?
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Could it be the material that covers the feather when they first poke through??? Mine get that stuff on them frequently, and it looks kind of like dandruff????
     
  3. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    @teach - okay, thanks. I bet that's it b/c they are about 7 weeks old and are still feathering out. Whew!
     

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