Any idea whats going on? losing feathers

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by brianbeth84, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. brianbeth84

    brianbeth84 Hatching

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    My two female muscovies are losing their feathers. They are wormed and I have been putting the Sevens Dust on them thinking it was mites, no response. Thoughts?
     
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

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    Have you seen anything on them?(mice, lice etc) probably end of season worn out feathers.. molting should start soon... they have plenty of bathing water? they look okay to me, i have a few with the ratty feathers, it's actually pretty common with scovies and usually corrects itself after a molt.

    You could add some BOSS(black oil sunflower seeds) to their diet.. that is good for feathers. [​IMG]
     
  3. brianbeth84

    brianbeth84 Hatching

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    Thanks for the advice! They have lots of fresh water, I change it daily for them to swim in. They are also fond of our ditch but I have 7 baby pools for their delight too. I don't see any mites, etc but was just playing it safe. I will add the BOSS, I use it on the goats & sheep so whats one more!

    Thanks Again!
     

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