My call duck drake is molting!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bryam, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!
    It has been a wet and cold April this year and my call duck drake started molting a week ago, he lost all his wing feathers and many on his head and body, is that normal for time of year?

    I also noticed none of the hens eggs are fertile now, is it normal he stopped mating the hens?

    Hopefully he will get his act together soon!!;)
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2016
  2. Virus

    Virus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's breeding and hatching season right now and both drakes and hens molt during this time. If the hens are sitting he did his job well.
     
  3. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, the hens are not sitting and all of the eggs from them are infertile. So no he hasn't done his job well! :(
     
  4. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I spoke with a call duck breeder and she told me while the males mate, they wont breed with the hens. Just FYI!
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2016
  5. Virus

    Virus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't know that about call ducks, that's interesting. Well let's hope he gets done molting quick so you can have fluffy little ducklings running around!
     

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