Uh oh.Help! My 22 day old duckling Engelchen has a bald spot on his throat just under his head. It seems itchy to him and is about the size of a nickel. What should I do? :-/
Hi I’m having the same problem with my duckling Mellow. Mellow is about 2 weeks old and has pitched around his neck. I live in California so it’s warm, mellow gets daily baths fresh food and water and I clean the coop about 2 times a day.. not sure why there’s patches. What antibiotic are you using ??Can you tell me how your duckling is doing now? I have a duckling that is just over two weeks old with the same problem. We're thinking that she just scratched off her down off. We have 8 other ducklings that are different breeds and don't have any bald spots on their necks.
The duckling is a Blue Swedish and it doesn't seem to bother her at all. She doesn't appear to be sick and is eating/growing well. We noticed it yesterday because there was a little blood and there was a bald patch (which is why we think that she was scratching herself). We've started putting antibiotic salve on the bare patch.
All of the ducklings are given fresh water and food regularly and we swap out the pine shaving bedding daily. We've been letting them go outside during the day as it is warm and they seem to enjoy it.
Thanks and any advice from anyone would be appreciated.