Nelson, blind runner molting?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by amander103, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. amander103

    amander103 In the Brooder

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    Hello Everyone!

    I am a relatively new duck owner and have discussed a lot with you guys about my Pekins (Bentley who had the crooked neck) and then about Nelson (runner) who is completely blind and finding him a friend.

    So I got home from work the other day to find Nelson looking like this with all of these feathers scattered everywhere. At first I was in a panic that maybe Rose (his girlfriend) decided to attack him. But he didn't seem upset in the slightest just going about his normal day to day life. So I am guessing he is molting? I just wanted to check with you guys though and make sure because I haven't seen anything like this happen to my Pekin's yet...


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  2. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Songster

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    Were the feathers all piled up like in the lower pic, or did you do that? My guess from looking at those raggedy wings is that is a moult. Mine are starting as well.
     
  3. amander103

    amander103 In the Brooder

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    No I piled them! They were scattered! I took them all out of the run so I could keep track if anymore of those long ones came out.
     
  4. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Songster

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    I thought that you must've made the pile! LOL
     

  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Molting going on here too, feathers everywhere. [​IMG]
     

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