Anyone seen this before?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by msweat16, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. msweat16

    msweat16 New Egg

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    Got 7 "clearance" ducklings for our local Atwoods. We're estimating them to be about 9-10 weeks. Looks like we have 4 Perkins and two Runner/Runner crosses. The last two days this guy won't stretch out his neck. He'll drink and eat but mostly just tips forward with very little head/neck movement. I believe he is my only male out of the group... I'd like to keep him.[​IMG]
     
  2. ducksinarow

    ducksinarow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get some poultry electrolytes and probiotics. I always use it for ducklings. I use Merrick's blue ribbon poultry electrolytes, but any brand will do. Usually the ones with the head down is submissive showing female. Thawed peas will also perk them up.
     
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  3. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute! They are very much NOT 9-10 weeks old. At 9-10 weeks they have all their feathers. I would guess 3-4 weeks. I also wouldn't count on just one male quite yet since they are still so young. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. As far as the neck things goes... I have no idea.

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  4. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are my 2 pekins at 11 weeks old. They are full size and started to molt their juvenile feathers at that age.
     
  5. msweat16

    msweat16 New Egg

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    Thanks, we've had them already for almost 4 weeks and was told they were about 4 1/2 weeks maybe older when we got them... They were almost double the size of the new shipment of ducklings, maybe they meant 2 1/2 weeks...
     
  6. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those babies look to be around 2-3 weeks old - they haven't started getting much in the way of feathers yet.
     
  7. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet they were around a week old when you got them. My guys were 2 weeks in my avatar. At a week old they should be double the size of a day old. And they will double that again in 2 weeks. In other words they grow super fast :)
     

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