small white flakes from fur/feathers from 5 week old Pekins

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by toowoombapekins, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. toowoombapekins

    toowoombapekins Out Of The Brooder

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    my pekins are just over 5 weeks old now. Feathers have been developing over the last couple of weeks.
    But just noticed in the last week when I handle the ducks (and in their water) there is very small a light flaky sort of material coming off them. Similar to dandruff on humans.

    Just wondering if this is ok/normal ? I thought it might be dried oil in their feathers/fur ?
     
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    very normal, and quite typical. It is from the feathering. [​IMG]
     
  3. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It literally IS duck dandruff from them shedding their feathers
     
  4. toowoombapekins

    toowoombapekins Out Of The Brooder

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    cheers!
    I suspected it had to be related to them losing their fluff, but wasn't sure, so just wanted to make sure they didn't have any skin issues.

    thanks everyone
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    YOu'll see it with molts each year too. [​IMG] that and tumbling feathers make it look like something is naked lol
     

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