Trail of butt feathers everywhere she goes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rozzychick, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Rozzychick

    Rozzychick Chirping

    Apr 22, 2016
    My 8 month old Welsummer is losing the fluffy butt feather. Every time she lays an egg, bunch of feathers, takes a dust bath, her feathers are everywhere. She's got a skinny butt now, no bald spots. It looks like new feathers are coming in, but could she be molting now? It also looks like dandruff, around there, but not the black and red people say are mites. We are about to have a cold snap and I worry she'll be cold.

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It sounds as if she is molting. The 'dandruff' is very likely the sheathing from the new feathers .

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