Duckling has thin down?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Black-Teacup, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Black-Teacup

    Black-Teacup Out Of The Brooder

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    My two week old Harlequin drake has super thin down. When he's wet, you can see clear through to his skin, whereas his sister you can't. She has very nice thick down. The little drake is also bald on his chest and neck! (The down on his chest used to be all weird and curly)

    I clean their brooder almost daily, they have good clean water and good food. The hen is totally fine, no weird issues, so I'm wondering what might be the deal with my drake?

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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    It is a possibility that the other Duckling is overly noodling all his down off .....Watch to see if that is the issue?....


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