What the heck of this?

TeenDuckLady

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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.
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I have never seen this on any of my ducklings before...:confused:
 
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Amiga

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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.
 

Granny Hatchet

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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.
 

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