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My duck is 9 weeks old tomorrow and she is losing feathers like crazy.  Is this normal?  Her bill is really hot, but it has been really hot here too.  Just wondering if anyone has any input.  Thanks.

 

 

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ducks grown in their adult feathers, and then they molt them out and they grow in again, mine have just started and there seems to be a feather carpet where they sleep!

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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I have 12 week olds here right now and they had their pillow fight about two weeks ago. Getting in the big duck feathers. My yard looks funny with feathers all over the place.

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Yup, the Runners molted at about ten weeks.

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Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

 

 

http://duckstead.com

 

Find my first little duck book, Carmella, Where Is Your Quack? at Amazon or

 

https://www.createspace.com/4915525

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ducks grown in their adult feathers, and then they molt them out and they grow in again, mine have just started and there seems to be a feather carpet where they sleep!
So is this the eclipsing phase? When they molt do Mallards and Rouens develop their green heads?
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Thanks for all the comments.  She is eating good so we will wait for the new feathers to come in.  :love

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