Two wing concerns on Pekins w. Pics

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  1. AlexisLo

    AlexisLo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello from Cheltenham, PA. Over here preparing for winter and I have two things I need help with:
    Both of my Perkins (lady and gent) are four years old. They eat duck pellets every day and free arrange a couple hours a day.
    First concern has to do with my female. Her wings don't have any of their main feathers on them and it's making me nervous because this winter may be brutal. I have posted pictures of her wings below:
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    Second, my male has this odd feather that he must be pecking at and he is very sensitive when I go to touch it but I have not observed him pulling at it and don't know if I should leave it alone or try to help him. Pictures below.
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    Thank you!!!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The hen looks as if the sheathing on her new feathers has not come off for some reason. The drake appears to have a similar situation involving a 'blood' feather that has not lost it's sheath. Do they have access to water that they can swim in ?
     
  3. AlexisLo

    AlexisLo Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, they have a new pool about twice a week. They're spoiled in that sense.
    Her wings looked like this over the summer, for some reason she isn't replacing those feathers on her wings.
    He ended up pulling that weird feather out and it's not bothering him, so the plan is to keep that area clean.
    I'm more concerned with her bc he looks beautiful and she looks dreadful. She's always cleaning her feathers and in the pool.
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    It is possible they require more protein in the diet.......Try dry Cat food that is sea food based......


    Cheers!!!
     

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