White Flakes in coop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jasonslater, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. jasonslater

    jasonslater Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two coops with different birds in each. Both have white flakes on the floor.

    Any ideas what it is? and why the birds are losing it? Is it normal or a health problem?
     
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's just bits of feather base/quill and entirely normal.

    I have half a pound of the stuff in my big coop each day!
     
  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    That is one of the reasons we try oh so hard not to keep ckicks in the house, The mess!!
     

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