What is wrong with my RIR

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shoesky, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. shoesky

    shoesky In the Brooder

    Jul 10, 2010
    Is there something wrong with my 19 week old RIR. Her feathers look different than all the others. Sorry for the stupid question - I am just new at this chicken thing

  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Ya know, I had one half RIR and one feedstore RIR chick, both of them had feathers kinda like your pictures. It made them look weird, almost greasy all the time. Sadly, the pullet got dog attacked and the cockerel is slotted for freezer camp this week (although I could snap a "before" pic to show his feathers)

    If anybody knows why, please let us know!
  3. atimme

    atimme Songster

    Feb 3, 2010
    Well it isn't mites or disease so rest assured. It looks to me like a genetic condition that appears in commercial birds. Sometimes their feather quality isn't great. It isn't fatal or uncomfortable, just a bit "greasy" looking like Tala said. [​IMG]

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