Duck's bill

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rainwolf, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    Hi, I am babysitting a friends 3 pet Mallard Drakes and noticed this today and am wondering if it is something I should worry about? or is it normal? what is it?

    Are my chickens doing this? do I need to separate them?
    Photos in next post from my phone.
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2013
  2. Rainwolf

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  3. hernyandpals

    hernyandpals Out Of The Brooder

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    hernyandpals Out Of The Brooder

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    if the link doesn't work, it says that its just the cells peeling off and replenishing itself
     
  5. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    link did not work. Thank you
     
  6. Rainwolf

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    I don't know much about ducks so it scared me. Just want to make sure they are ok to still mingle with my chickens or should I separate them?
     
  7. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks to me almost like when a young deer is growing newer larger antlers. Is it fuzzy feeling? I would assume that he is just growing a larger bill maybe..perhaps it is part of ducks molting.
     
  8. hernyandpals

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    they should be ok with the chickens since they don't show any signs of fighting or doing any harm to the duck. Its basically that the duck's bill is shedding.
     
  9. Rainwolf

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    Thanks!
     

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