What's causing sores?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JoeyJoejoe, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. JoeyJoejoe

    JoeyJoejoe Out Of The Brooder

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    So I came home from work and it looks like there are some sores on my runners. They all have pink (bald) spots on their wings (normal?), and one seems to have a sore on her face. If this is just roughhousing, should I separate them? Is there some sort of deficiency? I'm concerned but everyone seems healthy.

    Any thoughts?

    see the pink spots on the wings?
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    This one is hard to see as i had to zoom way in to not spook them. They are huddled because I was freaking them out, not because they were cold.
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  2. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's usually caused from them being too over-crowded. As they grow, you will need to put them in larger areas.
    Those spots look like they are getting rubbed. If they don't have enough room to all get warm under the light, they will crawl on top of each other and the ones at the bottom get those bald spots. If this is the case, I would suggest moving them to a larger pen/coop and maybe putting 2 lights in it. That way they can all get warm without any being stepped on.
     
  3. JoeyJoejoe

    JoeyJoejoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. They do tend to walk on each-other. They have plenty of room now, but they seem to crowd under the heat lamp. So I moved the heat lamp out of the corner so hopefully they can spread out. When I did check them, they were spread out, except one of the WHs was standing on another WH.

    I'll make a second brooder this weekend and hopefully I can make that last until I can put them outside.
     
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  4. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    My runners had the same on the wings and i posted about it. Turned out it was just what everyone said it was. They were growing up and losing their fuzz lol. They will be fine.
     
  5. JoeyJoejoe

    JoeyJoejoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:But, I don't want them to grow up! [​IMG]
     
  6. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Quote:But, I don't want them to grow up! [​IMG]

    Neither did i. But they are still cute grown up and i still love mine! Plus alot easier to take care of not having to clean a brooder everyday!
     

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