Tattered wings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AimToMisbehave, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. AimToMisbehave

    AimToMisbehave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my drakes, Azula, has had some suuuper chewed up wing feathers all year, and I have no idea why. No one else in the flock looks like this, and he seems totally healthy otherwise, but his poor wings are a total mess! I kind of thought it might be our other drake pecking at him, but I haven't really seen that happening... anyone know what's causing this, and how I can fix it? He used to be so handsome

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  2. Herdcutter

    Herdcutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many drakes in the bunch? Could he be the low guy in the pond and get told that over and over by some buddies?
     
  3. AimToMisbehave

    AimToMisbehave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just the two, with 7 females. They'll pigpile on the same female pretty regularly, so I know there's some competition between them, but I've never seen Zuko actually pecking him or grabbing his wings. And even the pigpiles don't last long, because the goose is a super vigilant chaperone.
     
  4. Herdcutter

    Herdcutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Parasites? Weird I know, but beside than the others, or himself, what could that be?
     
  5. AimToMisbehave

    AimToMisbehave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's kind of what I was wondering about
     
  6. Herdcutter

    Herdcutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check all the usual places...under the wing, vent, and around the eye. Look for other balding spots on the underside and neck. Parasites aren't impossible, they are just unusual for ducks. Do a really good examination. Look along the wing tip and edges for other ideas. Can you see if the skin looks normal?
     
  7. AimToMisbehave

    AimToMisbehave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can try... none but the goose are particularly amenable to being picked up
     
  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Check for feather lice... last duck I saw with wings like that was super infested with lice... :/
     
  9. AimToMisbehave

    AimToMisbehave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no! What would I do to treat that?
     
  10. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I use Ivermectin Pour On...
     

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