Dry chicken skin?

Chickenman MAN

Chirping
Oct 25, 2020
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At least 2 of my chickens have dry skin. I have 4 ex bats-about 19 months old. I have checked their feathers and there is no sign of mites or lice ect.... I haven't had any 'symptoms' as such of mites or lice myself and I handle them a fair bit. There is just lots of dry flaky skin! I also never see them scratching themselves, just occasionally preening or shaking feathers if wet! Is this something to be concerned about?
 

Silkielee

Songster
Aug 18, 2019
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Australia
Hi, could you post up some pics of the dry skin? Is it on their feet/legs?- If so then you could try spraying some olive oil or Vaseline on them.
 

Aapomp831

Crowing
Oct 4, 2017
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It is molting season; it’s normal to see some dry skin as feathers fall out and grow back in. As long as their not obsessively scratching, I wouldn’t worry about it.
 

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