Ducklings with bare patches on wings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by IRL, May 19, 2010.

  1. IRL

    IRL Songster

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    Hi
    Is it normal for my two 10 day old pekin ducklings to have a pink bald spot on top of their wings? It runs the length of their wings and is about 1 cm wide. Thanks
     

  2. chickboss

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    Mar 23, 2010
    It's normal. They are just growing faster than their feathers can keep up. [​IMG]
     
  3. JosieR

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    I'm new to ducks so I don't know what usually happens but I can tell you my runners (slightly older than my cayugas) had a bald strip almost a 1/2 inch wide on their wings. They heave feathers on their chests and were getting them on their backs. I started to panic but remembered everyone on here ALWAYS asks "Are they eating and drinking and acting normal" so I watched for a few days to make sure they were eating and drinking as much as usual, running around as much and they were so I just let them be.

    I can now see the feathers starting to come in on the wings so I guess that was it, they were just growing faster than their feathers were!
     
  4. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

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    They look really motley as they outgrow their fuzz! My husband was sure our first batch of ducks had some horrid disease. [​IMG] Thankfully I was familiar enough not to panic and to just show him where the dick book said it was natural. [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenlittle1980

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    I was just getting ready to post that too. my 2 week old runners have pink spots on there wings too I never noticed on my pekins they where dyed blue and red when i got them.
     
  6. IRL

    IRL Songster

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    Thanks guys, glad to know my ducklings are ok!
     
  7. maralynn28

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    Quote:Sorry but this typo made me LOL! [​IMG] It's just been that kind of day I guess. [​IMG]
     

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