Help-chickens with "moldy" looking tail feather

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hennypenny806, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. hennypenny806

    hennypenny806 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    We have 5 hens and three of them have what sort of looks like a "moldy" grayish color on the tips of their tail feathers. Any ideas on what this could be? We are new to hens. They are 15 weeks old. We clean the coop and run weekly and they dust bathe regularly...reading and reading but not finding anything specific for this.

    Thank you!
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Pics, please. From your post it's almost impossible to tell what you're dealing with.
     
  3. ten chicks

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    Do you have orpingtons not that it matters,often you will see moldy type markings on feather tips not a desirable trait,but does happen,some of my buff orpingtons have this.
     
  4. hennypenny806

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    Yes! Both Buff Orpingtons have this as well as our Golden Sex Link. Attaching photos.[​IMG]

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  5. ten chicks

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    Totally normal,nothing to worry about,some of my girls have the exact same markings.
     
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  7. hennypenny806

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    Thank you so, so much. I was going in to nuclear feather meltdown worry mode.....
     
  8. ten chicks

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    Nothing to worry about,your birds are perfectly healthy.
     

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