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Pulling feathers out

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ems253, May 5, 2017.

  1. ems253

    ems253 In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2017
    Hi there again!
    I'm worried about my duckies. They're pulling out their feathers on their wings and on random spots on their bodies. They're about 2 to 3 weeks old and they just started pulling their feathers out about 4 days ago. How do I get them to stop pulling them out?

    I will be moving them to a bigger brooded tomorrow, due to them getting much bigger and not enough room to move around and play. I feel like that is the main reason as to why they are pulling their feathers out, but I don't know how to make them stop.

    Thanks for the help!!

  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Songster

    Feb 15, 2017
    What's the brooder temperature?
  3. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Songster

    Mar 31, 2015
    North Idaho
    Sounds like if there space is that small that your correct in thinking thats an issue. Getting them moved to a larger space ans giving them free time to roam around and forage will give them something to do instead of picking on each other

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