Hens sheding skin??

Egglayer123

In the Brooder
7 Years
Apr 16, 2012
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Ireland
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??
 

CMV

Flock Mistress
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Apr 15, 2009
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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.
 

debid

Free Ranging
10 Years
Jan 20, 2011
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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.
 

Egglayer123

In the Brooder
7 Years
Apr 16, 2012
58
2
43
Ireland
Yea i think it could be the feather sheaths, I take it its nothing to worry 2 much about?? thanks for the replies
 

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