Pekin feathering out.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by craythorn27, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. craythorn27

    craythorn27 New Egg

    Apr 21, 2012
    I'm new to ducks. I have several ducklings. They are all feathering out but my pekin's feathering process doesn't look the same as my other breeds of duck. (I have runners, swedish, and Khaki Campbell's) The pekin's back looks painful. I don't know if this is normal or not. I can see the individual feathers, but they aren't soft and you can see the red underneath. Her back is very stiff to the touch, instead of soft like the rest of my ducks. I don't know if she isn't feathering correctly, or if she's just bigger so it looks different. Please help!
  2. Lute

    Lute Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2012
    Albuquerque, NM
    Are they feathering in rough patches? Mine seem to be doing this too. I think it's normal. Once the feathers are done growing out they're get softer.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by