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Molting?

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Is my pekin molting? I looked in the coop and saw quite a bit of feathers all over the floor and everywhere he has been there are feathers on the ground. I only have two ducks and they're about 9 1/2 wks old. It's only the pekin who is losing feathers like that. Would he be stressed and pulling feathers? It's not very obvious that he's losing feathers either if you look at him....but if you look at the floor...
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It could be stress or she could be going broody, have you checked for bugs or mites? Remember to check at many points of day as some bugs only come out at certain times! :3

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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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I usually treat the coop with DE once a week so I don't think it's mites. It's probably my rooster stressing the poor thing out. He tends to chase them sometimes.are the ducks too young to molt?
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