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Why are my duck's feathers turning hard?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Flobbles, May 12, 2016.

  1. Flobbles

    Flobbles Out Of The Brooder

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    He is threee months old and his feathers are turning hard. He also is loosing feathers.
     
  2. duckeg

    duckeg Out Of The Brooder

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    Some breeds have hard feathers ,is he loosing wing feathers? A pic would be nice
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2016
  3. Flobbles

    Flobbles Out Of The Brooder

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    He used to be fluffy. The feathers under him is hard now. He is a chocolate runner duck. I can see his pinkish purpalish skin now.
    The feathers are all beggining to feel like plastic
     
  4. Flobbles

    Flobbles Out Of The Brooder

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    my profile pic is him before his feathers got hard
     
  5. duckeg

    duckeg Out Of The Brooder

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    Examine her closely for mites, be sure he is getting enough protein and a balanced feed and give some him vitamins.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2016
  6. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it molting and growing new feathers?
     

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