Do some ducks moult worse than others? pic of molt

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SportTees, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. SportTees

    SportTees Songster

    Can you post pics of a duck in molt? I have never noticed my ducks moulting like this- she has allot of bare spots on her sides. I'm wondering if she is just moulting hard or the other s are picking on her. I can't post pics from the computer or I would. Thanks
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    How many drakes do you have? My poor ducks were pretty bare-backed this spring, since there is just about even numbers in ducks and drakes. When they started molting they really looked bad. Unfortunately, all my 'older' ducks decided to go broody, and subsequently were eaten by something, so I can't take pics of them. The younger ones don't have this problem.
  3. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    mine are molting but you cant tell except some down showing on there chests you might have some mating going on or something you might have some domestic disputes is the bird from a outside source??
  4. I think, like chooks, some molt worse than others. I have Muscovies and the adults have begun molting. One of the girls looked pretty bad for a short while but Duke, our drake, is molting the absolute worst. He looks like a bad taxidermy job. [​IMG] And when he takes his daily bath, being a Scovy, he looks even worse, poor boy.
    Here he is!
  5. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    ya mine really rnt a few displaced feathers and two drakes have some ratty looking ones but i have to say my chickens molt way worse than my ducks
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Some of my ducks look like they went through a plucking machine when they molt.

    I am embarrassed to be seen with them.
  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    One of my female Cayugas molted when I first got her and the whole back of her neck was bare. She had a reverse mohawk down her neck. And I'm absolutely sure it wasn't being pecked at.

  8. SportTees

    SportTees Songster

    Thanks - the pic of the scovie is how my others looked when they went threw moult. It may be a mating problem because I have 2 scovie drakes that every chance they get down her. I try to keep them away and when I see them on her I knock them off. This batch of ducks is young just coming into mating. I think I may need to get some more hens- anyone have a scovie hen and a few Roen I could borrow [​IMG]

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