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flaky skin around new feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jiskra, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Jiskra

    Jiskra Out Of The Brooder

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    My 7 month old puller went throughout what I thought was light molt. She has new feathers growing in on the area under the vent where all the fluffy feathers are and I just noticed her skin is super flaky and found few yellow scabs too. Is this normal? My other 3 girls don't have this. She seems healthy, eating, drinking, laying. She does seem a bit skinny - all 4 of them do actually. I never weighted them before so I am not sure if they lost weight but their breast bone is protruding a lot. They get some protein treat almost everyday. Am I overthinking this?

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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    That looks normal too me. All that flake is the outer "skin" that covers a newly growing feather. As they preen this "skin" off, it leaves all those tiny flakey like things on their feathers.

    I think she is fine. :)
     
  3. Jiskra

    Jiskra Out Of The Brooder

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    So its been few months and her skin hasn't improved, it actually seems worse now and she stopped laying again. I soaked her in epson salt bath today and took some new pictures.
    She also had this explosive diarrhea like poop which really looked like grass clippings mixed with water.
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    This doesn't look normal to me :/
     

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