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Duck ripping out feathers

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OmDomDom, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. OmDomDom

    OmDomDom New Egg

    Mar 28, 2016
    I have two almost 6 week old ducks, a Rouen named Darkwing, and a Pekin named Scrooge. Darkwing has started pulling feathers out of Scrooge's wings, leaving small patches on either side featherless and bloody. I noticed this two days ago and have since separated them. Does anyone know why Darkwing would suddenly start doing this? And how can I get him to stop? Right now they are living in the guest bathroom. I was going to wait until it gets a little warmer out to move them outside, but should I consider moving them out sooner? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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