One of my four black indian runner mutts- the one that happens to be the most people-friendly- seems to be having an issue lately. A few times in the last week when I've picked him/her up to put him/her to bed, I've noticed he/she is pretty wet. All four of the ducks have access to a kiddie pool and are allowed to swim whenever they want throughout the day. None of the other ducks are ever wet when I put them away, and I was under the assumption that if a duck is preening properly, it should not ever feel damp. These ducks are just over 5 months old and 2 of them (though I'm not sure who) just started laying eggs about 3 weeks ago. None of them have drake feathers yet that I can tell. Anyway, I'm a bit concerned about his well-being and would love to know if anyone's duck has ever had this problem and whether there is anything I can do about it. He/she is a very sweet duck and I definitely don't want anything bad to happen to him/her. It's starting to get a bit chillier overnight and I know that wet down doesn't provide any warmth. The duck in question is acting normally in every other way. He/she loves the Layena pellets that I feed them in the morning and is one of the most focused and avid bug-hunters and dabblers of the bunch. One other thing just in case it's related or of concern. The ducks are pretty new at laying and every once in a while I'll find a very soft-shelled squishy egg around their day areas. They have been laying really nice eggs overnight (about 2 a day). They have access to oyster shell and again, are on Layena pellets, so I doubt it could be a calcium thing. Is this a normal occurrence or should I be worried about someone getting egg-bound? Thanks for any insight. I love all the helpful people on this forum. You're lifesavers.