little white specks on chicks Dust of something baaaaaad

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by abhaya, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I noticed when feeding my 3 week old chicks some seem to have little white specks on them the dont move look like dirt but new to chickens and not sure.
  2. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2010
    Constantia, NY
    Could be dander from getting their feathers.
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  4. kitkatnoah

    kitkatnoah Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2010
    Houston, Texas
    My chicks are 3 weeks old, too and I've noticed the feather dander (little white specks) on their feathers whenever they preen themselves. My older hens will peck at the dander thinking it's food. [​IMG]

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