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White flakes or specks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BillM2, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. BillM2

    BillM2 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 16, 2010
    Mid-Hudson Valley
    On the back of my Barred Rocks I've noticed some white flakes. Not much, just a few which brush right off. I use DE in their coop's pine shavings and in their dusting areas. It sort of looks like dandruff. They're 20 weeks old or so and haven't yet laid an egg. Any idea what the white stuff is?
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Southern Utah
    They are likely their feather shafts shedding.

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