How can I tell how old my ducklings are?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Skiptonius, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Skiptonius

    Skiptonius In the Brooder

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    We have 2 ducklings that we got at the end of the county fair. They were swimming in a pool about a foot deep, and although it was very hot out they were provided a heat lamp. Our ducklings do not have the start of any mature feathers, but I can tell that they are not 'newborns' if you will. Is there a way I can tell how old they are? How old are ducklings when they start to get their mature feathers? Any help will be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Different breeds can mature faster and slower- but somewhere between 3- 4 weeks is a good guess without seeing them.
     
  3. learycow

    learycow Crowing

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    Do you have any pictures?
    Most domestic breeds (campbells, cayuga, harlequins, pekins, etc) will start to feather at about 5 weeks old.
     
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  4. Skiptonius

    Skiptonius In the Brooder

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    I took this picture yesterday. I know one is a mallard (Peepers) and so far I think the other one may be a Khaki Campbell (Glen).
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    I would also go with 3 to 4 weeks.
     
  6. nana123

    nana123 Hatching

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    Does anybody know the age of my duckling?
     
  7. yanakaye

    yanakaye In the Brooder

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    Can anyone help with the age of my duck? When we got her we were told she was 4.5/5 months old, but even though she has her white feathers her wings were stumpy when we got her and over the last few weeks she now has fully feathered long wings.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "Be Strong in the Lord"

    @nana123 Maybe 2-3 days at the most.. What a cutie pie.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "Be Strong in the Lord"

    Possibly around 12-14 weeks.
     
  10. moniiiicax3

    moniiiicax3 Hatching

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    How old do you think my little Ellie is? This was taken a little over a week ago when we bought her from Rural King. I want to know how old she possibly is to know how to take care of her the best I can. (New duck parent)
     

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