duck with skin problems. ??????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kej3511, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. kej3511

    kej3511 In the Brooder

    May 24, 2014
    I rescued two ducks two months ago. They came to me very beat up looking probably from too many males and lack of nutrition. The one of the two has blossomed almost a 100%. The other still looks really rough. Her feathers looks gunky, spotty, callaced, broken and just gross as awful as that is to say. We named her orphan anni due to her condition.
    All my other ducks are beautiful!!!! They are free ranged, feed organic grain, brewers yeast, diatamaceous earth, and veggies. They also have access to a pond and a kiddie poolcleaned daily.
    I attached some photos of her feathers.

    What can I do,to help her????[​IMG]
  2. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Songster

    Jun 30, 2012
    LP Michigan
    Is she losing feathers now? She may be molting, in which case you'll just need to provide her with lots of clean swimming water and wait out the molt. You could add a little Apple Cider Vinegar to that water, it's a good general tonic and will not hurt her if she ingests it.

    It is just feather condition, right? No broken skin? If any skin were broken or raw, I would give Epsom Salt baths and/or blue Kote in addition to lots and lots of clean swimming water.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2014
  3. hksm97

    hksm97 Hatching

    Dec 10, 2013
    It looks like pin feather. Her missing feather are starting to grow back. She'll have all new feather before you know it.

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