Weird Scales on Feathers of Rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rickyschicks, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. rickyschicks

    rickyschicks New Egg

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    I have a couple roosters who have these weird scales on their feathers around their necks. You can break it off of the feathers, and it comes off in clumps. If you look at the base of their necks it looks like they're scaly around the skin too. Both roosters are between 4-6 months old, I just started using them to breed. They're Rhode Island Reds
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    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2012
  2. gamelife

    gamelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's just new feather development. As your cockerels feather out it will flake off. Very typical of birds that age.
     
  3. rickyschicks

    rickyschicks New Egg

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    Oh good, thank you very much. I was worried I would have to get rid of my chickens because they had some weird disease!

    Thank you again for your reply.
     
  4. gamelife

    gamelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a pic of one of my youngsters about the same age. Same flaking around the head. Nothing to worry about.Some get it worse than others.[​IMG]
     

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