Duckling Questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lilduckiedudders, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. lilduckiedudders

    lilduckiedudders Hatching

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    Hi Everyone!

    I have become "mom" to what I think is a baby Muscovy who I named Dudley. He was found about 10 days ago in a parking lot near where I work which is an area heavily populated with Muscovies. When I brought Dudley home, he couldn't stand at all and wouldn't eat. He did drink on his on though. He has since developed a hearty appetite and has regained the use of his legs and is able to run around.

    What I would like to know is how to estimate his age. He has grown quite a bit in the 10 days that I've had him but he's still a fuffly little peeper with no pin feathers. When does the adult plummage typically start to come in? Also, he's on a starter feed for chickens and ducks and I'm assuming that since it is a "starter" feed he wont be on it forever. At what age should his diet be changed and should I be supplementing his current diet with anything?

    Here are some pics of little Dudders...

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    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Stephanie
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    By the looks of it from the photo- it couldnt have been more than a few days old when you found him. You should start to see some feathers coming through in about a week or so.
     

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