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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bufforphy, Sep 24, 2015.
My 8 week old chicken is now showing a white color on their feathers roots. Is it molting or mites?
Birds go through a series of "mini-molts" as they grow from fuzzy chicks to fully feathered birds -and that is what appears to be going on with the bird shown. That said, a close inspection will help you to determine whether there are any mites or lice present.
Thanks!!! When do I start the dust? I am a new chicken owner so I am learned as I go they are 8 weeks old
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Young chickens go through several feather changes on their way to adult plumage. New feathers come in covered in a waxy shaft. This looks white. It breaks down as the feather emerges.
This thread shows a good picture in the second post and explains it.
It's hard to tell exactly from your image, but it may be just new feathers coming in.