Dry skin?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by emzee, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens is moulting and after examining her, I noticed that she also has a lot of dry skin. Is this normal during a moult?
     
  2. I don't know if it normal, but I would rub her legs down good with bag balm. won't hurt, marrie
     
  3. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her legs are fine, it's her back that has all the dry skin.
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can safely use a tiny amount of bag balm or vaseline there, but be sure it is massaged in well. If you notice some discomfort from new feathers coming through, ease up...and if you feed your hens wild bird suet, it provides oils and fats for the feathercoat and lubricates the skin, all over, and the membranes of her egg chute...[​IMG]
     
  5. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Bird suet! I love this sight I learn so much! I was wondering if it would be OK to hang a cake of suet in their coop , give them something to peck at.
     
  6. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    if your talking on her legs, thats leg mites.....could be lice/mites either way
     

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