White feathers turning yellow?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheNaelges, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. TheNaelges

    TheNaelges In the Brooder

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    One of our chickens, Bianca (who may in fact be Bernard, but we're not quite sure yet) has white feathers that have been turning yellow in the past few weeks. We thought that maybe she was just getting dirty, so we washed her yesterday, and nothing came off. We're not sure what breed she is, and if this is normal or not, or if she's diseased or not. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks!

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    Last edited: Jun 22, 2009
  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    the yellow is caused by the sun my white chickens have it too.
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Yep, like what Emzyyy said. The sun does that to their feathers. My silkie roo has this also around his hackles. Once they molt though the feathers will be white again.

    Another cause is eating too much corn.
     
  4. TheNaelges

    TheNaelges In the Brooder

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    Whew! That's a relief! I feel like a new mommy worrying about everything and not knowing anything! Thanks for your fast replies and your help!
     

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