Duckling with no hair?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DaffyDuckDuck, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. DaffyDuckDuck

    DaffyDuckDuck New Egg

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    My duckling doesnt have hair on the back of his neck and the others do anyone know why?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
     
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  3. DaffyDuckDuck

    DaffyDuckDuck New Egg

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    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
     
  4. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't understand....no birds have hair. If you're talking down....they lose. It when they start growing feathers.

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  5. DaffyDuckDuck

    DaffyDuckDuck New Egg

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    Sorry its not letting me put it on my computer give me like 10 min
     
  6. DaffyDuckDuck

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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    It looks like it's lost some of it's down, are you sure the other one isn't nibbling?
     
  8. YorkieLove

    YorkieLove Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    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.
     

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