In the Brooder
- Apr 28, 2014
My two week old ducklings are having some skin issues. First it looked like They had wet feathers and I assumed it was from mites because I was getting bites on my hands after handling them. I put diotanaecous earth in their bedding and rubbed sum on their backs and increased their water play time. They started to look better but now ( 4 days later) one has redness all down his spine And another has this same sore redness on his neck. There is also redness on a few or their wings. I feed them non medicated starter grower feed mixed with brewers yeast. When they get a bath twice a day I mix in greens with water. I also put electrolyte/vitamin supplement in their water. What could this soreness be from? Maybe over crowding because they are still in a tote? Over heating or maybe some parasite? And help would e greatly appreciated!