I have two 8 month old Pekin female ducks. The other day I was feeding and changing out water and my 6 year old wanted to pet one. I scooped one up and noticed she was missing feathers on the top of her neck and the high part of her feathers. I wasn't sure if this was a normal molt or if she was picking her feathers out? The most alarming was a nickel-size sore that looked like chewed bubblegum at the top of her feather closest to her body. I didn't take pictures because she didn't want me poking at her any longer but this is the best way I can describe this. I would have never noticed because otherwise she seems like the same old fluffy Pekin. Could this just be a normal molt? It is hot and we are in Texas but I am not sure the molting patterns of a duck or what this entails. Is this a normal molt? What about the sores? Does this happen when they molt? Is something else potentially going on?