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Help ducks going bald on bellies

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ally2u4me, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. Ally2u4me

    Ally2u4me Just Hatched

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    My ducklings are about a week are so old and there going bald on there bellies. I try to keep there brooder dry but its hard to do those... I'm a worried new mom sorry.... Will they be k?!?
     
  2. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't be sorry! Duck mommies are always worrying. Just calm down and send some pics :)
     
  3. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bald to skin? Or just looking like really short ?
    Around 1 1/2- 2 weeks they start losing all that baby fuzz on their bellies and thick down is coming in.
    Maybe thats whats going on. But if its bald to skin... thats something different.
     
  4. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics pics pics. Give us some more info about your brooder set up, feed, bath time, outside time, number of ducklings, breed, etc....
     
  5. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She posted yesterday on her new ducklings- she has 2, a pekin and then cayuga/or runner.
     
  6. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]thanks for the update [​IMG]
     
  7. Ally2u4me

    Ally2u4me Just Hatched

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    Sorry i fell asleep..... There not all the way bald just when wet look bald... They like to sleep near there water tray where stays wet and there bellies not getting dry enough... I'm having a hard time getting them to sleep in the dry area....
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    The dry area, is that where the heat lamp shines?....They are possibly too warm ...What are you using as a Brooder?

    Your right that they do need to get out of the wetness and need to dry off......:)


    Cheers!
     
  9. Ally2u4me

    Ally2u4me Just Hatched

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  10. Ally2u4me

    Ally2u4me Just Hatched

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    I keep in a rubbermaid tub... No matter how dry i keep it gets wet in no time... I think im about to cut it and add on too it...
     

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