Ruffled down feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lexico, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Lexico

    Lexico New Egg

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Hi I am new to the forum, we have 2 new Hampshire bantams about 20 weeks old that we have had since they were 8 weeks.
    Today I found that one has ruffled breast feathers. On closer inspection It seems to be what looks like compost rubbed into the wet down feathers while the outer feathers seem fine. Is this normal how do I clean this up.
    cheers
     

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