Red spots on ducklings? Normal or not?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by selena2334, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. selena2334

    selena2334 Just Hatched

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    Sorry if this is a stupid question!

    I have 2 week old ducklings and I noticed they have red marks on the inner corner of their wings. I think their feathers are probably just growing in, but a part of me just wants to make sure its normal because you never know.[​IMG] [​IMG]

    Thank you to who ever answers, I really appreciate it!
     
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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    What is the brooder temperature?
     
  3. selena2334

    selena2334 Just Hatched

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    the temperature is at about 80-85 degrees
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Sounds about right. Do they get supervised tub time (no soap)? What is their feed? Food with water 24/7? What kind of bedding? If I recall, my Runners got their wing feathers in after tail feathers.
     
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    selena2334 Just Hatched

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    Yes always supervised,I bathe then in luke warm water, water isnt too deep and no soap at all. For their food I have the starter feed, i keep them with food and water all night long. For their bedding I use the tractor supply pine shavings.
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    It may just be minor skin irritation. Food and water all day, also? How close can they get to the heat source? Just thinking. My Runners are dark, so it just may be that Pekins get this sometimes. Have you posted on the Pekin thread?
     
  7. selena2334

    selena2334 Just Hatched

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    Yes I keep food and water in their home 24/7 and the lamp is pretty close, what I have been doing is letting the lamp heat their home up for maybe 15minutes and then shut it off. Reason being is they get a little too hot and the male starts to pant. They're fine throughout the whole night though. And I have not posted on the pekin thread but I definitely will after this!
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    It could have to do with the lamp...just a hunch, not 100% sure about that. As I wrote, I don't have Pekins, myself...
     
  9. selena2334

    selena2334 Just Hatched

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    For now I am just going to keep an eye on them. Theyre eating and drinking plenty so its not affecting them. As well as sleeping just fine, I will make adjustments to the lamp as well and see how it goes. Thank you so so much for taking the time out to help! I truly truly appreciate it! Thank you so much!
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I remember all the anxiety of caring for eleven Runner babies seven years ago.
     

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