Sweet Duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckrcool, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. duckrcool

    duckrcool New Egg

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    My duck is 9 weeks old tomorrow and she is losing feathers like crazy. Is this normal? Her bill is really hot, but it has been really hot here too. Just wondering if anyone has any input. Thanks.


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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    ducks grown in their adult feathers, and then they molt them out and they grow in again, mine have just started and there seems to be a feather carpet where they sleep!
     
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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I have 12 week olds here right now and they had their pillow fight about two weeks ago. Getting in the big duck feathers. My yard looks funny with feathers all over the place.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Yup, the Runners molted at about ten weeks.
     
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  5. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So is this the eclipsing phase? When they molt do Mallards and Rouens develop their green heads?
     
  6. duckrcool

    duckrcool New Egg

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    Thanks for all the comments. She is eating good so we will wait for the new feathers to come in. [​IMG]
     

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