Crested Drake plucked bald, tissue showing

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jlcollier1, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. jlcollier1

    jlcollier1 New Egg

    Mar 13, 2017
    Someone please help. Will he be okay? The other two drakes plucked his crest bald. I think skin too.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sometimes those crests are just irresistible to other birds, poor duck. If there are any bloody spots showing, dab some Blu-Kote on them so they won't be even more attractive to the peckers. The ER forum redsoxs gave you the link for will be able to help you out...a photo of the wounded duck can be helpful to figuring out how best to treat him.

    Good luck to you and him, hope everything works out ok.
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under jlcollier1 [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope your little guy is OK.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Did they attack him over his "crest," or because they don't want to share hens?

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