White stuff on chickens head feathers? (pics included)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JCBRB, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. JCBRB

    JCBRB New Egg

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    Hello all,

    I've noticed some weird white stuff on the feathers on my chickens head. Is it a mold or something? If so, what should I do?

    She is a 3 year old Welsummer. She seems otherwise happy, pecking around the yard and whatnot. I will admit, some of the bedding in their coop is a little wet. I'll be changing that very soon.

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    Thanks!
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Those are pin feathers, she's molting. It's normal.
     
  3. JCBRB

    JCBRB New Egg

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    Thanks!

    It's funny, she's been through several molts while we've had her and this is the first time I've noticed such conspicuous pin feathers. Usually I can tell because of the feathers covering every square inch of my yard and coop.
     
  4. broccolibob

    broccolibob New Egg

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    I have a golden laced Wyandotte who is about 18 months old with the exact same feathers. She also has an extremely pale comb. Is this really just molting? She's been this way for a few months now, and seems otherwise healthy but I'm concerned that there could be an underlying issue. Thank you!
     

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