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Red "rash" on wings of 3 week old ducklings :(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckling101, May 5, 2017.

  1. duckling101

    duckling101 New Egg

    May 5, 2017
    Anybody know what this red "rash" is on the wings of my 3 week old ducklings? it started on one and then seems to be spreading to the others. :( Are the pecking each other? Is it a mite? is it too cold at night?

    please help!

  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Not a rash. They've just grown too big for the down to completely cover them. Down doesn't grow with them. And what once was enough to keep them completely fluffy, is now just too sparse.
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  3. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    hard to tell looking at the photos, it could be itching while getting its wing feathers in, therefore irritating its skin

    if worried you could you take it to a vet
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  4. duckling101

    duckling101 New Egg

    May 5, 2017
    thank you! They are eating and running around just fine, so I will keep an eye on them and take them into the vet if it doesn't get better when their feathers come in. :) I just searched adn it seemed like a lot of pekin owners had this question, so i wonder if its part of how they get their feathers?
  5. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2015
    North Idaho
    Yep very normal for all ducklings wings to go thru a stage where they look like that [​IMG] All mine have as well.

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