Feathers? Already?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OldGuy43, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    While the quackerettes were swimming today, I noticed what appeared to be some down floating on the water. Than I saw what looked like tiny little feathers on their itsy-bitsy wings. Since they aren't even 4 weeks old yet is this possible or am I just seeing what I want to see?
  2. Mike Winters

    Mike Winters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2011
    ya like chickens the first feathers to grow are wing feathers, just ducks take about a month to start growing them while chickens are normally fully feathered at about the same age. by 8 weeks they be full grown but there voices dont change until they are about 4- 5 months old
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    OldGuy43, ducklings grow so quickly it amazed me!

    I am not surprised that your Quakerettes are getting feathers now.

    New feathers always look like they come in surrounded by little blue straws. Then the flakey waxy straw detritus gets in their water.

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