Molting Problem?

Nyssa03

Chirping
7 Years
Aug 7, 2012
262
6
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Eastern Washington State
I have a year old Saxony duck that is taking a lot longer to finish molting than her sisters. She is still looking really scruffy and the rest of them are pretty well all set with new feathers. Is this just within a normal range of time, or could there be another problem I should attend to. She eats well - maybe a little on the chubby side compared to some, but about average overall. thanks for any insight or experience you can share.
 

Amiga

Overrun with Runners
10 Years
Jan 3, 2010
23,202
2,635
531
Southern New England
I wonder if she has a higher protein need - there could be some underlying health issue, too. How is her oil gland? If that is plugged up, it could have the effect you are seeing.

I also like to add some flax meal to the ducks' food especially when someone is molting.
 
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