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ducks and feathers

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my 2 cayuga ducks are starting to shed feathers...they are everywhere!  my ducks are healthy and full of feathers...these are smaller, finer feathers, it looks like they're shedding....does that happen?

Also they are very interesting lately in their mortar tub pool.  it looks like they're playing that old "motor boat" game...they run around in the tub and splash everywhere and then jump out, flap their wings and run around for just a second...it's really funny to watch!

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How old are they?

 

 

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post #3 of 7
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they are about 11 weeks old

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Sounds like a possible moult. 

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is that normal?

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Yes it is. 

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post #7 of 7

I agree with Kevin, at 11 weeks they are changing their teen clothing for their adult clothing.

 

 

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