Your Name*
Email Address
Your email address appears to be invalid. Would you like to correct it?
Enter your name, email address and your question or message and click Send Message.
First Name
Last Name
Your Email Address
Your Question or Message
Your message was sent. We will get back to you via email as soon as possible.
The first ship date for everything in your cart is .
ALERT: Our 800 number is currently down. Please contact us at 515.832.3280.
You are Here: Home -> Forums -> General Discussion about Ducks & Geese -> bare spots , disease?

Topic: bare spots , disease? (2 messages)

Account Login
(You must be logged into your McMurray Hatchery
Account in order to post in the forums.)
bare spots , disease? (2 messages)
Posted By Message Posted On Report
Score: 5
Cayuga duck, not quite a year old has about a 2" bare spot on her back. Her neck fur is thin too but I did see antoher duck peck a little at her yesterday. Also, the feathers were found in her night house. Don't know if I should be concerned. Do you think it's a disease or condition? Does this happen from time to time.

Nothing has changed in the amount or type of ducks and housing. No new ducks or changed environment. She's been laying too. Not every day but 4 times a week anyway.

Any ideas?

2/5/2016 6:21 AM report abuse
Score: 2
I have noticed when the {Drakes) Male ducks mate with the females they are always pulling feathers out of the females trying to hang on to them. So we have had many a female duck be almost bald on top and some pulled out from her back trying to get away. But use to have a much worse problem when we bought got half breed ducklings from the fair. The purebreds from McMurray are much more respectable acting, thank goodness. But it still sometimes happens. Or it could be a pecking order thing. Just a couple of my thoughts.
8/18/2019 10:17 AM report abuse