Ducklings Shed Down?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Miss Ducky, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Miss Ducky

    Miss Ducky Chirping

    Jun 29, 2010
    Do ducklings shed their down when they feather out? My ducklings (a little over 2 weeks) are shedding their down. I've noticed feathers beginning to grow in. Could this be a vitamin deficiency of some sort? I've seen them peck at each other. Are they pulling out the down? Right now they are eating a wild game starter. Is this shedding normal? If not, what should I do? [​IMG] Thanks!
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    Mine do shed a little as they grow. I notice it most when they are preening after a swim. If you are noticing them pulling at each other- that is most likely the cause of a lot of the loss- as generally they dont naturally shed down in large amounts at a time.

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