Molting??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by flossyfelix, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. flossyfelix

    flossyfelix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many molts do Pekins have? And when??
     
  2. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Some of our ducks molt 3 times a year and some once, so there is no for sure answer.
     
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  3. flossyfelix

    flossyfelix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Yeahh, I have feathers everywhere again!
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I remember the Runners molted at about 10 weeks, right after their first adult feathers came in . . . then after that, everyone got on her own personal schedule. Sometimes they'll go a year and a half. Sometimes they molt in midwinter.....

    Stress can induce a molt, too.
     
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  5. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Our buff hen molted her wings three times this year, mainly because she was broody twice.[​IMG]
     
  6. flossyfelix

    flossyfelix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have feathers everywhere all of a sudden. We recently moved... & Flossys whole bum foot thing going on. Maybe it's stress.... idk.
     

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