HELP! Duck with mite like symptoms!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Buck Oakes, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. Here's the female I'm worried about, She hasn't been overly bred, and she doesn't have any scars from being over bred. Her skin is scaly and dry but she has access to a pond all day so she can't just have dry skin, and i checked her oil gland and its healthy. She was born in april so she shouldn't be molting, And the scaly head is on some other birds to.


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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I don't know Buck, but usually if a duck has swimming water they very seldom get parasites. here is a link on what to look for though scroll down and you'll see pics. does she sleep inside a duck house. go in of an evening and stick your hand down in the bedding if there are mites they will get on you. lice are easy to see they are usually on the feathers around the vent.
    http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8162.pdf
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2014
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    I may be a bit slow, but she looks like she's had some feathers pulled, maybe, I know sometimes Hazel looks a little like that and then Bean gets some extra time out to give her a break.
     
  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Crowing

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    If she does have mites spray her down with citric acid like lemon juice. Just mist over the feathers and she should spread it with her bill. I do that with my chickens and peafowl never ducks since it's rare for them to get something like this since they are almost always near water 24/7
     
  5. Yeah but citrus is poisonous to ducks
     
  6. But thanks for the info :) very helpful :D
     
  7. Her feathers haven't been pulled by anything :(
     
  8. aflacmy3rdson

    aflacmy3rdson Songster

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    So do u use lemon or no?
     
  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Seems to me if there are mites, you should be able to see them if you look closely.

    My Runners molted at about that age.
     

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