Duck feather tips falling out?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LonesomeDuck, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. LonesomeDuck

    LonesomeDuck New Egg

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    One of our Ancona ducks has had a weird condition the past few days where the tips of some of her larger feathers have been falling out. Anyone know what could be causing that?

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  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi there - how old is she? Have you already ruled out molting? Some of my ducks had a rough molt this year and it can look pretty strange.
     
  3. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you mean the tips of the larger feathers are falling out? Are the feathers breaking in half? Or do you mean that the primary feathers (the big ones on the wings) fell out and her wings look like they are half gone?

    It looks like regular molting from the picture but if the feathers are breaking I'd be concerned it was attacked or got caught in something.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Ah, molting.....
     

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