My duck seemed to have pulled out her big feathers? Any idea why.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by troedels, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. troedels

    troedels Out Of The Brooder

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    One early morning I heard Molly utter a few load shreeks. On closer investigation I saw about ten of her feathers lie in a neat circle? Can anyone shed some light on this
     
  2. birdbaby4241

    birdbaby4241 New Egg

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    Sounds like she was attacked.
     
  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like something may have pulled out feathers.
    Do you have other ducks?
    Where is she when she's outside?
     
  4. troedels

    troedels Out Of The Brooder

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    It sounds like something may have pulled out feathers. 
    Do you have other ducks?
    Where is she when she's outside
     
  5. troedels

    troedels Out Of The Brooder

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    No she's the only duck, just arrived 3 months ago, she sleeps outside
     
  6. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she and how well protected is your coop...is it covered?
     
  7. The Chook

    The Chook Out Of The Brooder

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    If Molly was attacked she would be jumpy and alert. When you went outside was she like that? Some ducks just pull out their feathers for the hell of it. If she sleeps without cover or a coop it was most likely she was attacked.
    If she does not have a pen you could just put her in a box at night in the house. It does not have to be big with lots of space to run just enough for her to fit comfortably sit turn and turn around then let her out at daytime
     
  8. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Outside where?
     

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