Molting, Mounting, Or...????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KARy408, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. KARy408

    KARy408 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone please tell me what this looks like? Discovered before bed last night, as the girls were all just pruning:
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    Is this normal? Am I wrong to be alarmed? Could she be beginning to molt, or are the others in the flock picking on her? Is someone getting out of line?
    Any thoughts appreciated! I started a much more detailed thread last night, but I think it was too long, so I'm keeping this one short! Thanks!
     
  2. KARy408

    KARy408 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: today she's looking and acting pretty normal. There's no exposed skin or anything, but the feathers do look thinned out a bit in that spot.

    I'm thinking: Molt, right?
    Is this going to trigger my other girls as well? Bummer, we were just really getting going with our eggs...
     

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