help duck bones

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dembones, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. dembones

    dembones Out Of The Brooder

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    My khaki female duck looks like it's bones are showing at the wings anyone no what could be up with her
     
  2. dembones

    dembones Out Of The Brooder

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    Bumped
     
  3. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture so we can see what you mean?
     
  4. dembones

    dembones Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry can't at the moment but it looks a little like tooth picks in white on the wings hopefully get picture tomorrow
     
  5. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is the duck? It sounds like she's just getting new feathers in. Little white toothpicks sticking out sounds alot like new feather shafts coming in. Could that be it?

    Edit: Do a Google search for "pin feathers" and see if that's what you're seeing with your duck. Totally normal if this is the case.
     
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  6. dembones

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    The ducks about 5 weeks and thank you for your help
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Yes, when new wing feathers come in, it looks to me like white or pale blue plastic straws and the feathers are inside that sheath.
     
  8. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, that's about the time she'd get them in on her wings. Glad to help! :)
     

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