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Duckling loosing fluff/feathers

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ADuckOnQuack, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chirping

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    Recently purchased 10 Indian runner duckling and we've moved them in a different coop a few days ago. And we've noticed that one duckling had no fluff on the bottom of her back. Today I found that she has lost a lot more fluff on her back and round her neck and I'm sure she will being bald soon. Does anyone know what could be wrong? Thanks in advance. G
     

  2. Sounds like they are moulting....Normal...
     
  3. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chirping

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    No all the other ducklings are full of feather/fluff and this one is near completly bald. There a few week old and never seen this happen before. I will add a picture tomorrow
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Are they all the same age? Are there any other birds with them? Feathers off the back and neck can happen during mating. I don't see how that could be going on, but feather-pulling is a behavior ducklings have sometimes when they are over-crowded. Is the duckling slipping under something, like the edge of a pen?
     
  5. ADuckOnQuack

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    All the 9 ducklings are in a separate pen away from our chickens. There's about a weeks difference between some of the ducklings and it haven't seen any other ducks picking on her. I can't see it being overcrowded as the run is big enough for the size of what they are. Thanks
     
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  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Strange... I have read of some ducklings with developmental problems.

    @sourland any insight here? @casportpony ? @Orca5094 ?

    Perhaps you can give poultry vitamins with electrolytes and probiotics once or twice a week, see if there's some kind of nutritional issue going on. From what I have seen on the forums, some ducklings just need more vitamins...
     

  8. ADuckOnQuack

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    Thanks
     

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