When will they molt?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by threeducks, May 9, 2009.

  1. threeducks

    threeducks Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2009
    OK.. so Im a newbie and have no idea what to expect ! My mallards are about 4 weeks old and I have noticed new tail feathers but Ive also noticed that they have become sparce, almost as if someone was pulling them out although I spend a LOT of time with them and it doesnt seem that anyone is getting picked on. Is this normal? How old are they when they have the first molt?
  2. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2008
    I also have 4 week old mallards 6 of them..Mine look alittle like spots are missing its normal when the feathers are coming in and the fluff is leaving they can look alittle funny...LOL
    Last edited: May 9, 2009

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