Feathers every where, whats going on?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Goat_Walker, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Well I was gone for a day and when i got home went to check on my broody buff duck. As always , my mallard and domestic bibbed mallard drakes were" on guard", Then I actually walk into their yard, and my buff's flight feathers are everywhere!

    Is this normal?
    Did the fall out because she is done laying and is setting on them?
    Did she pluck them out herself?


    IS THIS NORMAL?!
     
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    could something be trying to get it
     
  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I dont think so, all the feathers are perfect, not ruffled.

    Is this molting or something to do with her going broody?
     
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Our Jersey Black Giant always starts her molt right after the clutch of eggs hatches. Our newest chicks are 3 weeks old. So now our laundry/mud room looks like a pillow fight has been going on. [​IMG]
     
  5. Elfy

    Elfy Out Of The Brooder

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    My drake and duck just molted their flight feathers. They grow new ones for the winter. It's looks like something went after them, but I know nothing did. They did it this time last year.
     
  6. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    ok, whew, then im just over reacting i guess. will my ducks all molt at the same time? becuase now i also see mallard feathers along with my buff feathers.
     
  7. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    It's possible, I suppose. Our daytime temps recently dropped 30°. and I noticed that we have a few hens and our roo now molting.... as well as our broody hen in the house.
     

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