What's up with my duck!?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mickie1989, May 21, 2016.

  1. mickie1989

    mickie1989 Out Of The Brooder

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    So about a week ago this duck was egg bound. She's now wet!! She's been wet for a long time so I want to know why!? It's like her feathers aren't working how they should!
    She eats fine, she's on layers pellets the same as the other duck (who's fine) and the two chickens (who are fine) and occasionally gets a treat of some grains or fruit. She's free range, as in allowed access to my whole garden at 1/2 an acre. Until now she's been in perfect health and all my others still are! I really don't think this is a deficiency or malnutrition as she's the dominant duck so would eat more, not less food.
    Any advice welcome!
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would check for mites (not extremely likely, but I would want to rule that out early on).

    How long has it been since she has molted? Feathers can wear out.
     
  3. mickie1989

    mickie1989 Out Of The Brooder

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    My other duck is molting now. It's been a while I think.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I might give her some vitamins, maybe a little bit of good quality dry cat kibble for a protein treat.
     

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