Ducks losing its baby fuzz!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by EmilyMary143, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. EmilyMary143

    EmilyMary143 New Egg

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    I have four ducks that are about two or so weeks. I woke one morning and seen one of the ducks have less fur on his neck. Two days later it seems to getting worse and for the rest of my ducks. This is my first time and they are Rouen Ducks. I'm a little nervous. Please help
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  2. bcbcbc777

    bcbcbc777 Out Of The Brooder

    I was having the same problem. I was told it's because the are starting to get their feathers in. Btw I think those are American Pekin ducks. Not Rouen.
     
  3. chickster5003

    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think these are Pekins too, rouens are black and yellow when chicks.
     
  4. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, those are definitely not Rouens. ;) But yes, sounds like it's just their new feathers coming in, so no worries!

    Also, I think you need a bigger brooder. Ducks grow really fast and need brooder upgrades often so they have enough space to move around and get away from wet shavings that are, unavoidably, near their water. Is it possible for you to move them into something bigger?
     
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  5. EmilyMary143

    EmilyMary143 New Egg

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    I absolutely agree with that. I first seen them and believe that they are Pekin ducks. The guy we bought them from swears diffrent. Thanks you I was worried it was worse. And yes we are moving them to a bigger area today thank you so much.
     
  6. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to hear! Enjoy your little cuties! :)
     

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