Ducks going bald and missing wing feathers

Miss Lydia

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What are you feeding @Cpoole206 Adding some protein to her diet [mealworms is always a fav] plus dry dog kibble [good quality both of these as treats.] Can help with feather quality. If it's molting then once she loses all her old feathers she'll grow in her new ones and look awesome. Giving them a bath in vinegar, soap etc just washes off any oil they have applied to their feathers to keep them waterproof from their oil[preen gland] I don't rec it.
 

shawluvsbirds

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When ducks molt their wing feathers they kind of just all come out at once. It's alarming when you see that for the first time but totally normal. I would say she's just molting as long as you don't see any other signs of illness or parasites.
 

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