Duck losted all tail feathers, help!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by clairalucypipa, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. clairalucypipa

    clairalucypipa Out Of The Brooder

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    My duck, Claira is a rouen cross and starting last week her and my other ducks started moulting it was all normal except for Claira. Now all of her tail feathers are gone and when she flaps her wings she only has little stubs. Also her feathers are gone in patches on her neck but other than that she is acting normal, eating drinking and going to the bathroom. If this helps all of my ducks are girls and they are just over 1 year old. Claira is the lower dominant duck but from what I see they all respect each other.
     
  2. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry it's perfectly normal some ducks lose more feathers than others especially in there second year. Usually the best layers lose more feathers than other layers that aren't as prolific. I have seen this theory in my flock . She will look beautiful eventually :)
     
  3. clairalucypipa

    clairalucypipa Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you so much this is really reassuring, today she is looking much better!
     
  4. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good to know :)
     

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