I was looking at my rhode island egg chicken

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rhodeislandred1, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. rhodeislandred1

    rhodeislandred1 Out Of The Brooder

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    she is brown. i noticed a thin layer of white was covering her few hairs on her head. what is this? and she might be moulting right now, not sure. she is 2 years old.
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have a picture? It could be something like a spider web that got caught on her feathers while being outside.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Could also be fauvus or mites or lice eggs
     
  4. GingerJane

    GingerJane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it like a white feather?
     
  5. rhodeislandred1

    rhodeislandred1 Out Of The Brooder

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    its not exactly feathers, they dont look soft. I'll take a picture tomorrow and post it.
     
  6. rhodeislandred1

    rhodeislandred1 Out Of The Brooder

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  7. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If your girl looks about the same as the chicken in that picture then you have nothing to worry about. I see it quite often in baby chicks when they go through molting and regrow their feathers. It comes off of the feathers when you gently squeeze and pull at it.
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  8. rhodeislandred1

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    Oh, thank you :)
     

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