waxy buildup around feathers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ravishaw, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIRs look a bit scraggly around their necks and heads. I picked up one yesterday and she had rings of wax around her head feathers. I tugged some of them off, didn't seem to hurt her.

    What are these wax rings?
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:They protect the new feathers as they grow out. They will fall off on their own.

    Imp
     

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