Fur loss

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChickenChik, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both of my two week old ducklings have some fur loss under their necks. It is not really noticable when they are dry but when they swim I can really see it. Is this something to be concerned about?
     
  2. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, don't worry about it. My ducklings always have some little bare spots at that age - they're growing fast, plus they might have scraped a little off on something. In another two weeks, they'll have feathers coming in to replace it anyways. [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I figured they were just growing fast and that might have been the issue! Thanks again
     
  4. L0rraine

    L0rraine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if this could be the same for you, but I had that problem last year and realized it was because the ducklings were reaching into the big ducks waterer and really having to stretch their necks against the side of the waterer to get any water out.
     
  5. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't believe that ducks, or any other type of bird, dons a fur coat.
     
  6. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I meant down (or peachfuzz). But fur was the only thing I could think of at the time.
     
  7. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bossroo there was no need for that... I knew what was meant by fur..... My runner ducks had the same problem, but soon grows back... good luck [​IMG]
     
  8. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank y'all for your help! I appreciate all the GOOD advice!
     

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