What the heck of this?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TeenDuckLady, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. TeenDuckLady

    TeenDuckLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed this spot near Popcorn's tail on his/her back, it is like a bunch of feathers are trying to grow out of the same hole.[​IMG]
    I have never seen this on any of my ducklings before...:confused:
     
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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i am not sure what that is unless your camera takes super up close pictures but you are describing the oil gland .
     
  3. TeenDuckLady

    TeenDuckLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It just looked strange to me. I have 5 ducks and never noticed this
     
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  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I don't always see their oil glands. The glad itself is like a bump on the lower back near the tail. Keep an eye on the feather cluster - there can be odd things that happen with feathers - I would just watch it for a few weeks, make sure nothing gets inflamed.
     
  5. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    just remembered when i was young i had a duck with something that looked like that and it was an oil gland that had backed up. infected. if i am remembering right then a warm compress a few times a day is what is needed. hopefully someone can confirm this for you.
     
  6. DemonicFowl

    DemonicFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oil gland
     
  7. enriquec

    enriquec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a big gland, or great camera. I've never seen one live but it doesn't look like the ones I've seen online [​IMG]
     

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