Muscovy Not drying....wet feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jamband, Nov 11, 2011.

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  1. jamband

    jamband Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my my muscovy males doesn't seem to dry off like the others. His feathers get all wet and he looks like a wet dog as opposed to the others who just have the water roll of basically??? He was injured by a 4 wheeled predator about 2 months ago but other than a slight limp is doing well. Any ideas what causes this ? can I do something? A little worried now with freezing nights.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    He is not preening the way he should be. Your boy is suffering from poor hygiene. He will learn to keep himself oiled better or he is going to have a cold winter. Not much you can do about a slovenly duck.

    My goose gets sopping wet when she goes broody because she doesn't groom herself the way she should. She looks like a drowned rat. I was really surprised the first time I noticed it. I had never seen any of my waterfowl looking wet before that.

    Good luck with him.
     
  3. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    I have a black male who has the same issue. Maybe puberty? Got greasy feathers?lol-Mine has been like this 2 years. Almost like hair spray on wet hair and let it dry. Its normal for him.
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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