Duckling has wavey feathers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Black-Teacup, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Black-Teacup

    Black-Teacup Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched out some Welsh Harlequin ducklings a few days ago, and just noticed that my little drake has weird feathers! The feathers on his chest are all wiggly and wavey, almost like he has bedhead.

    I was wondering if any of you have every seen anything like this?? He's taken baths already, and the feathers are still all squiggled up, even after drying and grooming.
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can you post some pictures?
     
  3. Black-Teacup

    Black-Teacup Out Of The Brooder

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    And now it would appear that he's balding on his chest now. What the heck??

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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    What a precious duckling. Not sure I'd worry much about his downy feathers because he's going to lose them anyway . I can't see any balding though. Are you feeding a good balanced diet and adding Nutritional yeast to their feed or niacin in their water?
     

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