Do Pekin Ducks Molt In The Winter??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PingTN, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. PingTN

    PingTN New Egg

    Apr 2, 2013


    I wanted to see if Pekin ducks molt during the winter. My two sweeties, Ping and Paddle, will be a year old in April. For the last month their egg laying has been hit or miss but it has been very cold and it is winter so I didn't think much about it. About a week ago they both stopped completely. They have been preening and pulling feathers more than usual and now they look all fluffy and their wings looked different when they are doing their "flying". They seem to feel fine and act normally. I just didn't know if it was usual for them to molt during winter. I am attaching a picture of them in their kiddie pool back in January when we had a "warm" day, they had so much fun and I just wanted to share! Thanks for any help!!
  2. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2011
    Yeah have 2 body molts peper year.

  3. Gonetothebirds

    Gonetothebirds Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 24, 2014
    Yep. My two hens are doing the same. Fluffy look and all. But have been laying great.

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