Advice needed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by duckyy1, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. duckyy1

    duckyy1 New Egg

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    Do pekin ducklings begin to lose their feathers/fuzz when they're about four weeks or when? My ducklings has no more little fuzz on his neck is that normal? He his my first little duckling I'm just worried and I hope he's okay. Please anyone reply.
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never raised ducks, but I'm pretty sure that this down loss is normal. Just like chickens (which I have experience with), ducks probably go through a gawky, poorly feathered stage. Just to be sure that there is nothing wrong, though, make sure there are not mites/lice crawling on him, and that any other ducklings/birds aren't picking on him.
     
  3. duckyy1

    duckyy1 New Egg

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    If it was mites could you see them? How do they look? I've looked online but nothing ever comes up
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, you can usually see mites and lice if a bird has them. Mites appear as moving black specks, while lice are slower-moving, larger yellow blobs. In severe infestations, mites cause a sticky black build-up in the areas where they are. Chances are, it nothing is obvious, your duckling is parasite-free.
     

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