Tips of feathers on head turning white/grey

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Frozen, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Frozen

    Frozen Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2014
    One chicken seems to have less feathers on her neck and so she looks a bit sick. Also the tips of the feathers on her head are turning grey or white. Any thoughts on what is happening?

    It is an Americauna and about 1.5 years old hen.

    It is about 10 Celcius 50F here at night and probably 15 C 60F in daytime and raining lots.

    I recently treated her with Dusting Powder 5% Carburyl. I held her by the legs and shook it all over. Pretty hard to miss the head.
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I had an EE that similarly went into mini molt like you described at about the same age, The following year she went into a full blown molt, pitiful looking.
  3. Frozen

    Frozen Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2014
    OK thanks dawg53. Good to know it isn't the black plague.
  4. Hilacraft

    Hilacraft Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2014
    United States
    The tips of the feathers on the head is the new feathers growing. It looks like that for my chickens and my budgie when he molts.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2014

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