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Originally Posted by jducour View Post
 

:)  No worries, I wasn't completely clear.  I sure hope she will be ok, there are several spots on her body that have no down at all, and you can see her skin.  The new feathers I can see are a real blessing, I love this ugly little duck more than I could have imagined possible. 

Could the missing feathers be from the drakes?

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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post #22 of 25
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Could the missing feathers be from the drakes?

I really doubt it.  They are under her wings, probably where they rub.  The edges of her wings are completely bald.  Her head and neck have some thin spots, but they are not bald. The males rarely mate with her - she is a quick runner and rarely gives in to their advances.  I have a few other ducks that are the favorites, and she and her sister mostly get left alone. 

Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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post #23 of 25

Are you giving added protein ? might want to think of adding some extra protein to help her finish her molt and get her feathers back in sleek and pretty.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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Are you giving added protein ? might want to think of adding some extra protein to help her finish her molt and get her feathers back in sleek and pretty.

She eats a handful of mealworms every day, and as much koi food she can steal from the fish about every day.  Do you think that is enough? 

Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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post #25 of 25
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Rosa is doing such a good job! Just look at all of these new feathers! She hasn't laid an egg in two weeks, and it looks like the time off has been really good for her. I can't wait to post a picture of the new and improved Rosa!





Edited by jducour - 10/26/15 at 10:58am
Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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