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When do ducks get feathers?

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I have 2 ducks that were hatched 5/6. I have a male crested blue swedish & a female black cayuga, if that matters. I got chicks hatched the same day & all of their wing feathers have completely grown in.  The ducks have no feathers, or even signs of feathers.  They are huge compared to the chicks, so they are growing.. just no feathers yet.  Does anyone know around what age ducks start getting feathers? 

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Proud mama of 2 pitbulls, Princess Kiara & Miss Lily & too many birds to count  

Rip My beautiful miss Nittany the micro pig 11-11-12 ~ 6-8-13

 

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They're fine, don't worry smile.png Chicks get feathers, then get big, whereas ducks get big, then get feathers. I'm not sure exactly when they start to come in (never bothered to document it), but I think it's around three weeks to a month.
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Originally Posted by Pyxis View Post

They're fine, don't worry smile.png Chicks get feathers, then get big, whereas ducks get big, then get feathers. I'm not sure exactly when they start to come in (never bothered to document it), but I think it's around three weeks to a month.

thanks! I'm hoping that they get some feathers soon.. Looks like their tails are starting to get feathers, hopefully sooon :)

Proud mama of 2 pitbulls, Princess Kiara & Miss Lily & too many birds to count  

Rip My beautiful miss Nittany the micro pig 11-11-12 ~ 6-8-13

 

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