Hen has white flakes!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by andischickenfarm, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. andischickenfarm

    andischickenfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what this is. She has white flakes on her skin and when she flaps her wings it goes everwhere! She doesn't have any bugs or anything on her. And her skin is red in some spots and she has some feathers missing. What could this be and what can I do to treat her?

    Thanks,
    Andi
     
  2. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do chickens get dandruff or exzema(sp)?
     
  3. andischickenfarm

    andischickenfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know but this looks just like dandruff! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Could some of the flakes coming off when flapping be the sheaths to new feathers that are coming in. That might explain some missing feathers too.
     
  5. andischickenfarm

    andischickenfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it does seem like there is some flakes on the bottom of her feathers. BUt, I've never noticed this before. I thought it was coming from her skin but it could be her feathers. Do all hens do this?
     
  6. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine do it...
    idk i was wondering the same thing...
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  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Chickens are kind of dusty, little dander things usually only come off feathers if they are pin feathers. Check for those.
     
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Sounds to me like she's got new feathers coming in...They come in with this wax on them which they preen off...It looks like dandruff.
     
  9. unbaked pegga

    unbaked pegga Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info.I was wondering about that myself
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