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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DaffyDuckDuck, Sep 23, 2013.
My duckling doesnt have hair on the back of his neck and the others do anyone know why?
Could you post a photo? It is possible that he lost some of his fluff while hatching, or he might be being picked on by the other ducklings. Or, he could just be growing in new feathers, which often leaves temporary bare spots on birds.
Their is only one other duckling with him now but he looks kinda of mangy but yeah ill try to get a picture right now
I don't understand....no birds have hair. If you're talking down....they lose. It when they start growing feathers.
Sorry its not letting me put it on my computer give me like 10 min
It looks like it's lost some of it's down, are you sure the other one isn't nibbling?
We have 2 7 week old Anconas that we had the same thing happen to one of them. I never saw the other one picking on her but once we put some toys in the brooder the bare spots stopped popping up and her feathers have now grown in just fine. I believe the other one was just bored.
It does happen and since it is so light and sparse anyway doesn't take much to nibble it out. Glad to hear you solved the problem with yours.