Flaking Cochin- is it dandruff?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TexasChickPig, Jun 26, 2019.

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  1. TexasChickPig

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    I was snuggling with my Cochin last night who is about 3 months olds give or take. She is acting completely normal for her, she is super shy, scared and stand-offish.
    While I was petting her I noticed all these flakes. Does anyone know what it is? I tried to look at her skin, but I couldn’t get a good view of it. The dirt she plays in is brown or red so white ashy flakes doesn’t make sense.
    Thank you
     

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  2. RhodeIslandRed5

    RhodeIslandRed5 Songster

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    Chickens do have dander. My Rhode chicks have this so no need for alarm. This is perfectly normal. I see flakes on mine to, so don't worry. By the way, beautiful chick!
     
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  3. TexasChickPig

    TexasChickPig In the Brooder

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    Thank you so much! I’m glad it is normal.
     
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    Oh yes. Chickens have dandruff as do cats, dogs..... and sadly, me. :tongue
     
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    Thank you
     
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