Dorky Ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Broodica, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Broodica

    Broodica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2010
    Cascade Foothills, WA
    OK...I am just sorry, but 10 day old Mallard and Rouen ducklings, getting big (especially the Rouen)....teeny, tiny wings? They just look dorky...but very, very cute. When do they start getting feathers in? My chicks are the same age and already flying out of the brooder. First time raising is this normal? Pics to follow once I figure out why my camera isn't happy.
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    They start getting tail feathers first, around 10-14 days. By 4-5 weeks they should be 'fully' feathered, at least in looks.

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