Hens sheding skin??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Egglayer123, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Egglayer123

    Egglayer123 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens seem to sheding skin, its all around were they roost and beside their droppings! any1 know what this is or is it something to worry about??
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Skin or keratin feather sheaths? Dropping either is not particularly abnormal, but I think you are seeing the keratin sheaths. They shed that all the time.
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    If it looks like a bad case of dandruff, it's probably feather sheaths. It is molting season and they'll be dandruffy for the duration.
     
  4. Egglayer123

    Egglayer123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea i think it could be the feather sheaths, I take it its nothing to worry 2 much about?? thanks for the replies
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Nothing to worry about.
    Good luck.
     
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