Feathers!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Hennyhandler, May 20, 2010.

  1. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    Cullman
    My ducks are about six weeks old and they have already grown feathers in from their baby fuzz [​IMG] but now I am seeing a lot of feathers in the brooder floating around. Why is this and is it normal?
     
  2. jujubean99

    jujubean99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know the answer to your question, but my ducks are coming up on that age, and I will be following this thread to find out the answer!
     
  3. maralynn28

    maralynn28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ditto! Mine are 4 wks and I do see the occassional feather but nothing over the top.
     
  4. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    Cullman
    I hope somone answers that knows for us. I am new to ducks and am not really for sure on this but he is okay in every other respect. Maybe it is because he doesn't get to swim EVERY day and lose those feathers during that time? My other duck does this too but not to the same extent.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2010
  5. pardygwyn

    pardygwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks seem to go through a lot of feathers as they grow up. Sometimes it seems like enough for three moults before they have their adult feathers. If he seems normal otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it.
     

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