Muscovy Drake Losing A LOT of Feathers

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tay's Ducks, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Tay's Ducks

    Tay's Ducks Chirping

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    For the last couple of days my Muscovy Drake has been losing feathers like crazy. What concerns me is that between yesterday and today he has lost like 8-10 BIG feathers (not the little ones). I’ll attach a picture. Is this normal? He had angel wing on one side that was made up of big white feathers like the picture but they all fell out today. The process seems to speed up when he takes a bath as we find a lot in his pool.
     

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    It sounds as if he is molting. This is the time of year for replacing old feathers with new.
     
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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Yep molting!!
     
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  4. Aquachick

    Aquachick Songster

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    I agree molting. My drake looks like he has had his feather turned inside out. My entire pasture is covered in feathers.
     
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