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My ducklings are losing patches of feathers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jujubeans2008, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chirping

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    I'm a first time duckling owner. My husband and I purchased 4 "newborn" ducklings a week ago. Two are losing patches of feathers, we noticed this during their first swim. I saw they start molting at 10 weeks. These are supposed to be two weeks. Help?[​IMG]
     

  2. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chirping

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    After the ducklings dried off, we saw that they still have a thin layer of down feathers left. Whew! Still, is this normal?
     
  3. Chickoletta0529

    Chickoletta0529 Hatching

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    Did you ever figure out what was going on? Mine are going though the same thing.
     
  4. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chirping

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    I think they were molting their fuzz, and getting their feathers in.

    Also, when they were wet it seemed to look a lot worse than when they were dry.
     

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