Mucky tail feathers

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickenz101, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my young, about 9 week old , have really dirty looking feathers from the mud and dirt, some of the feathers are a bit split! Will they be ok, when they are fully grown and do you reckon they will be water proof! :D
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They'll molt them out and get brand new shiney ones.
    also if you can give them swimming water they will work on the oil gland and that what water proofs them. But I let them swim inside in the bathtub till the frigid weather is past if your getting it too. You don't want to chill them. Or put them outside until completely dry.
     
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    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They live in a their duck house but have been kept insdide it for 2 weeks now, so they stay there and they do have a big pond but wont be on it all the time!
     
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    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and i do let them on it for a bit everyday, but i was also waiting for there run to be built and is now built! :D
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    One thing you will have to get use to is ducks are really messy I'm sure you know that after 9 weeks. I have 3 solid white Muscovy ducks and when they don't have swimming water like right now because it's frozen they can get pretty dirty. But your ducks still have a few more molts to go through before they get their adult plumage so these feathers will fall out. What breed do you have?
     

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