KHAKI CAMPBELL FEATHERS LOOK FREYED

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kathlewis50, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. kathlewis50

    kathlewis50 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi,
    I was wondering if someone can give advice on 9 month old KC's who feathers looked dried and freyed.

    could it be lice? will get a pic. they have recently been wormed.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    What is she eating? When was the last time she molted?

    Does she have food with water 24/7?
     
  3. kathlewis50

    kathlewis50 Out Of The Brooder

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    HI thanks,
    they free range, however they always have fresh water. they started with turkey starter, then turkey grow.

    I am not sure if it was medicated, as I also have peacocks and that is what I was told to feed them when they were
    under 6 months.

    she has had two clutches of eggs and not interested in sitting. I only have one female, as the other died, not sure, may have been
    a snake when they were active.

    they love lettuce and frozen green peas, they also forage around. I bought some chicken on the point of lay, which they dont like.

    they shouldn't be molting now, and their feathers look dry and brittle. they colour is off too. but they are fine otherwise.

    thanks
     
  4. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they able to swim and bathe daily? Maybe they just aren't able to clean themselves properly?

    Certainly could be feather lice as well, have you looked closely in their feathers? You can usually see feather lice pretty easily moving around.
     

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