Can someone help me please?

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  1. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello, i have 4 scovy ducklings that are about 5 weeks old. i noticed that they are all picking at eachothers wing feathers that are coming in. one of them is even bleading from the tips [​IMG] is there anything i can do to stop this? i thought about separating them but it's not just one duck, they are all doing it to everyone, plus they HATE being apart and freak out. i don't know what to do and hate seeing poor scooter bleading [​IMG] any suggestions? [​IMG]
     
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Uh-oh. It must be that the pin feathers look different and interesting. If they are all doing it to eachother, the only suggestions I would have would be to try to fashion little jackets for them or tape socks over their wings or vet wrap so they can't see the pin feathers.
     
  3. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for your reply! i'll try and make something for them to cover their wings [​IMG]
     
  4. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might try Qwell brand 'Anti-Picking Spray' for cage birds -- it might be spelled Kwell, or maybe even Quell.

    Anyway, I found it at my local pet store in the bird section, and it worked great when I had picking, even bloody picking, in my chickens -- stopped it cold.

    I guess it tastes super nasty!
     
  5. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great! i'll look for some at our pet store. that would be a lot easier than trying to make something for them [​IMG]
     

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