I have one little cayuga duckling that I hatched 2 weeks ago. It had a rough time... twice during the incubation, the temps spiked to 102. I don't know for how long. Humidity dropped to less than 20 early on. AGain, I don't know how long it was like that. Of 8 chicken eggs and 12 duck eggs set, he's the only one that made it and he struggled big time getting out of the egg. He was initially crippled but I got him walking. So he's 2 weeks old now. We are calling him Chuck since he seems to think he's a chicken. He peeps! When do they start quacking? I think he's lonely but I'm afraid he's too young to put in with 6-7 week old chicks and my adult hen. When will he start getting feathers? I'm assuming that he can't go outside until he feathers out. What about swimming? Does he need feathers to swim? All I know is he peeps louder than any chick, louder than 5 chicks combined AND he drinks a river every day!