What's wrong with Pearl?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by RachG75, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. RachG75

    RachG75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 6-month old Pekins. For several days the one on right's head and neck has looked messy like she is not preening/oiling feathers. The rest of her looks fine. Vent is clear, she's active and eating. Any ideas? Also, she has not laid for a cpl of days.[​IMG]
     
  2. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she being mounted by the other? Sometimes my most submissive hen gets something similar on the back of her neck when they have been in the pool.
     
  3. RachG75

    RachG75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both female, but smart thought. Thanks!

    No males around at all.
     
  4. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have all hens too. It is very common for a hen to mount another if there are no drakes around; even sometimes when there are drakes..
     
  5. RachG75

    RachG75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh. I haven't noticed any of that.
     

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