Is this normal moult on WH?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by allergymama, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

    251
    7
    86
    Apr 26, 2014
    Michigan
    I know this is not the best pic, but they have been real boogers lately and won't let me get near them. [​IMG]
    I spent an hour driving them around the way-too-deep-for-this-human-but-the-boogers-can-walk-on-top-snow-covered yard trying to show them the pool today (had to move it from it's normal spot because I refuse to carry buckets of warm water through 2 foot snow.) anyway, I digress...

    On the males, around their eyes, the feathers are not green anymore, more brownish white. I have noticed feathers in the overnight pen. Is this normal moult for them or is there something wrong?

    TIA!!
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    23,122
    2,234
    501
    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    About half a dozen of my Runners and Buffs are molting now, including my drake.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2015
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    A few of my ducks including a couple drakes just finished molting too, strange to be doing this at this time of year when every feather counts. lol
     
  4. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,987
    97
    196
    Jan 18, 2014
    They look fine!
     
  5. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

    251
    7
    86
    Apr 26, 2014
    Michigan
    Thanks everyone!
     
  6. Mrs.H

    Mrs.H Chillin' With My Peeps

    630
    29
    153
    Mar 22, 2010
    Pretty ducks!
     
  7. Mrs.H

    Mrs.H Chillin' With My Peeps

    630
    29
    153
    Mar 22, 2010

    I found it odd too for this time of year, when I had went to let mine out the other morning it had looked like one of my white ducks had exploded over night
     
  8. Sfraker

    Sfraker Chillin' With My Peeps

    556
    50
    131
    Feb 17, 2014
    Western NC
    I agree they look fine. I have some moulting like mad too. Feather EVERYWHERE!
     
  9. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

    251
    7
    86
    Apr 26, 2014
    Michigan
    Thanks Mrs H. We love them and think they're pretty too. :)
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    It's a scary feeling you think for sure your going to see a naked duck looking at you. lol
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by