Missing primary feathers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PrinceSandwich, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Songster

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    I have a Pekin duck, that has almost no primary feathers on her wings! Its like a ducklings wings. What would cause this?
    The rest of her feathers look kind of shredded to [​IMG] I got her from a guy that raises quite a few ducks and geese, but he dosen't seem to care for them the way I would. And hes really rough with them when hes handling them.
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I can think of a couple ideas - molting maybe, poor nutrition, or they might have been pulled out when catching her.


    How is she doing in her new home?
     
  3. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Songster

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    Quote:I think she had a full set of wings when I got her. It could very well be poor nutrition though ( from the other guy). Shes doing pretty good ( doesn't seem to affect her).
     
  4. swp247

    swp247 Chirping

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    I’m seeing the same thing here. I have two pekins. Raised from birth. They are 2 years now. Wings aren’t growing back. Feeding them feather fixer pellets added oyster shell. It no luck yet. I see this is an old thread but need help with this. Thanks.
     

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