Does my duck have wet feather?

twolilquacklings

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Hello! So it was finally warm today so I decided to let my ducks bath in a tub of water. While my duck was bathing tho I noticed her feathers looked weird specifically on her neck. Is this wet feather? Or is this just what happens when they get wet?
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twolilquacklings

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Nov 9, 2020
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Hello! So it was finally warm today so I decided to let my ducks bath in a tub of water. While my duck was bathing tho I noticed her feathers looked weird specifically on her neck. Is this wet feather? Or is this just what happens when they get wet?
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Update:
When I went outside today she was still wet. I dont know what to do
 

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KaleIAm

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Update:
When I went outside today she was still wet. I dont know what to do
Is it possible that she was drinking exuberantly and splashed new water on herself? My duck does that. So many times a day.

If she does actually have a feather quality issue I would bring her inside and dry her off, but I can't tell you if you need to do that from here. Her do feathers look significantly better than my duck who has feather issues.

@Isaac 0 What do you think?
 

Isaac 0

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In contradiction to my first post, there is minor wet feather occurring in the dorsum aspect of her body. The degree of wet feather she has is not something I would be too worried about; Pekins, along with other meat duck breeds, often begin to lose feather quality as they age. Almost all my Pekins, have some degree of wet feather by eight months in age. In an attempt to prevent the problem from becoming worse of a problem; ensure she gets in clean water at least once a day, and if not, try to mist her feathers to encourage preening. Checking the uropygial (oil gland) located pygostyle, every few weeks to ensure it is not swollen (clogged) and is fairly oily may be good as well.
 

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