Duck randomly bleeding underneath her feathers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by matttebs, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. matttebs

    matttebs Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 8, 2013
    New York
    Hi everyone!

    A few of you may know me on here, but as of late one duck in particular has been bleeding from underneath her wing?

    My assumption is that her feathers were pulled out? (They're about 8 weeks old at this point) Or this is some form of molting?

    The bleeding is never too heavy, we had cleaned her up the first time it happened, and the second time it occurred, a quick bath was enough to clean her up

    What do you guys think? Do you think one of the other ducks is plucking out her feathers? Or she is doing this to herself? Is it normal?

    (P.S. I haven't seen this happen to any other ducks, however, the one in question is a Pekin which tend to grow faster)
  2. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2012
    LP Michigan
    That's odd. Can you post a pic? That would help. Giving this a bump.
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Ducklings will do this when blood feathers start coming in, seems they will single out one too, might need to give them something to do besides picking on each other, hang a head of lettuce or cabbage in their brooder and make sure the brooder isn't too small, close quarters can cause this also. dig some sod dirt and all bring in and let them play with it for a few days replace as needed.

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