My duck is not molting

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by austroberta, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. austroberta

    austroberta Songster

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    One of my ducks, Fiori, who has particularly ratty and dull feathers, hasn't molted. Her sister has, but I haven't noticed Fiori has shed any feathers. Does anyone know what might be going on?

    She seems healthy otherwise.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. AlleysChicks

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    She’ll probably molt later. I had some chickens last year start molting in December after their coopmates finished.
     
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  3. happy duck

    happy duck Crowing

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    Maybe she will later...molting will come when she is ready. Maybe a pic so we can see if her feathers are ok...maybe has another problem instead of not molting.
     
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  4. austroberta

    austroberta Songster

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    Thanks! That's good to know!
     
  5. austroberta

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    The sun is not up yet, so I can't take a recent picture, but I have a picture from August.

    Her feathers used to be pretty and grey, but she developed a significant amount of white feathers. I call her the little old lady.

    Thanks!
     

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  6. happy duck

    happy duck Crowing

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    She looks fine....I think her molt will come soon tho! My duck right now looks like a ragged piece of fabric...she barley has a tail feather....her molt right now is very bad...:(
     
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  7. austroberta

    austroberta Songster

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    Thanks! I hope she does molt. Her sister's feathers are coming in nicely, but she looks so raggedy to me.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    I have a Buff duck in molt and quite a few Muscovy's in start or mid molt and still have some chickens finishing up. I don't know about where your located but we had warm temps for so long into fall this year I think it messed everyone up with molting. Now we're having very cold temps and some still working on getting in their new feathers.
     
  9. austroberta

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    It was a definite Indian Summer this year, until last weekend, when temps dipped. Now it's pretty chilly. I suppose that's what I am concerned about. If Fiori molts when it's cold, how will she keep warm? Admittedly it doesn't get too cold where I live, nevertheless, it does get a bit chilly.
     
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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    Well she won't lose all her feathers and hopefully with the cold temps it will help her grow them in quicker one year I had a lavender cochin who was almost naked [I kid you not] I ended up putting a hen saver on her to keep her warm while her feathers grew in.
     
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