Ducklings Shed Down?

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

  1. Miss Ducky

    Miss Ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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