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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Vickers58, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Vickers58

    Vickers58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her feathers look a fright. Does this go away when she molts? (This is the way her feathers looked when we got her last may)

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  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When chickens molt, they replace all their feathers, and it usually does make a big difference. [​IMG]

    Just to be safe though, I would check her over for bugs.

    Also, sometimes the others will be feather eaters.
     
  3. Vickers58

    Vickers58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No bugs and her one duck pal doesn't seem to want anything to do with her feathers. :(. I hope that she molts soon.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    When mine start molting, I add just a little dry cat kibble to their diet. The idea is that it boosts the protein that is needed to make feathers. I try not to overdo it, though.

    If it has been a while - and I feel that a year is a while - since molting, the feathers can start to look a little rough. I remember one year Vier was copper-colored, rather than her walnut-brown color. She finally molted and restored the rich browns, but also started developing white feathers (snow). Hazel was pearl white when we adopted her, then she molted back to her buff color.
     

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