Wet feather

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rachd1987, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. rachd1987

    rachd1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my girls is behaving strangely. It's been really wet here in England and I'm worried she might have wet feather. She was excessively preening when I got home from work, so I brought her in and she was soaked. I've given her a warm bath and she's in my bathroom keeping warm for the night. I checked her oil glad and it seems to be producing oil and doesn't look red, so why wouldn't she want to spread it over her feathers?
     
  2. rachd1987

    rachd1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    I forgot to mention, she is shuffling her wings against her back constantly
     
  3. rachd1987

    rachd1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    Update: possible false alarm, she is currently preening herself from her gland with her sisters this morning after spending a toasty night in the bathroom!
     
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  4. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good deal i had a big ol comment based from my duck book yesterday and then a client showed up and i forgot all about it when i was off work.
    There is a really good article in the book- duck eggs daily- about reasons for this and what to do.
    If you have any more troubles i would look it up.
     
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