No feathers on stomach

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WaddleWagon, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. WaddleWagon

    WaddleWagon Out Of The Brooder

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    My male pekin appears to have the quills on his tummy but no feathers, it's been this way since he was about 6weeks he is now 8 weeks. he has full grown feathers all over the rest of his body, can he be constantly plucking them out, I notice he is always grabbing in that area....
     
  2. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, he could be plucking them out. Does he have companions? Have you checked for mites? Do you have a photo?

    I hope the experts will weigh in.
    @Amiga?
     
  3. WaddleWagon

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    He has a mate, she seems to have always grown easier than he has, used to have trouble walking but after a bit he runs all over here are two pics of his stomach [​IMG]
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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Have no worries......He lost his down and is growing in his teenage feathers...Do not pick him up now because they are sore growing in......He is fine......
     
  5. WaddleWagon

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    Whew , thanks for the help
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    lol...No problem....Enjoy the Ducks
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Add a few handfuls of Dry sea food cat food as his feathers grow in....Feathers are in need of protein to grow....I give a handful two or three times a week....It works...
     
  8. WaddleWagon

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    I assume it's ok if she eats that also right? Should I mix it with their normal feed or in a separate bowl
     
  9. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Of course its okay if she eats it too....I just put it on the ground...They gobble it up.....Just remember a couple times a week...Not everyday....
     
  10. WaddleWagon

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    Sounds good, thanks for the tip!:thumbsup
     

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