molting question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by simpsoncj, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. simpsoncj

    simpsoncj Songster

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    Is it normal for there to be flakey white stuff, kind of like dry skin flakes, when chickens are getting there feathers back after a molt? It does not look like lice or mites at all, just flaky. Also, how long after they stop molting and start getting their feathers back do they start laying? Maybe I should ask this in a different forum. If so, please let me know.
    Thanks.
    CJ
     

  2. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Songster

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    Yes, my one hen is doing that right now. She has no lice or mites either. It's normal.
     
  3. simpsoncj

    simpsoncj Songster

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    Thanks for your quick response! I figured with all those feathers popping out there might be some sort of skin stuff floating around.
    CJ
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Yup, it's the shedded feather shaft stuff.
     

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