Wet Feather

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Vickers58, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Vickers58

    Vickers58 Chirping

    Apr 22, 2013
    Dallas, tx
    Any advice on treating it?

    Our runner came to us in bad shape and I realize now that wet feather is one of her issues. It is pouring rain this week and starting to chill a bit so i dont' want her to get cold.

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I think I have read different understandings of wet feather. Some attribute it to mites, in which case I would first give her a chance to have as many lukewarm baths as possible, and consider the least toxic way to discourage the mites.

    Another thing that happens is malnutrition. In that case, I would be adding flaxseed meal and dry cat kibble to her diet, for omega-3 and other nutrients, including D, and protein for.

    Love always makes a duck healthier, in my experience....[​IMG] by the way

    And is she getting ready to molt? That does it to my ducks. Right now Romy just finished broodiness, and she is starting to look a tiny bit shaggy around the edges, with less sheen and water repellent. She is on track for a molt.

    And I am putting flaxseeds in the food, along with a dash of calcium gluconate and dried mealworms, with the occasional boost of kibble.

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