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GOING FEATHERLESS

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by McRider, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. McRider

    McRider New Egg

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    I HAVE 3 PET DUCKS THAT ARE MY YARD GUARDS. 2 WHS AND 1 PEKIN. THE PEKIN IS THE DOMINATE BIRD IN THE FLOCK ALL BEING DRAKES ALITTLE OVER A YR OLD. MY 1 WH SLOWLY STARTED LOOSING HIS FEATHERS AROUND THE BACKSIDE OF HIS NECK I THOUGHT MAYBE THEY WERE FIGHTING BECAUSE I HAVE MY GIRLS PENNED UP FOR BREEDING PURPOSES. HOWEVER NOW THE OTHER 2 ARE STARTING TOO. I WATCH THEM ALL THE TIME THEY DONT FIGHT. THEIR WING FEATHERS ARE BROKEN AND THE COLORS ARE NOT RIGHT. MY 2 WHS HEADS ARE ALMOST ALL WHITE. THERE BLUE WING FEATHERS ARE ALMOST GONE. THEY LOOK BAD UNHEATHLY BUT THEY ARE NOT. THEY EAT THEY DRINK THEY SWIM. THEY JUST LOOK BAD. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME! IT IS ALMOST 100 DEGREES HERE EVERYDAY AND THERE ARE ALOT OF FEATHERS AROUND THE YARD AND COOP. SO ARE THEY MOLTING? OR IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Probably molting. What are you doing to protect them from the heat? They need shade and cool water to bathe in.

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