How do ducks grow in their feathers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by New Momma, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. New Momma

    New Momma Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed my 1 week old duckings (We think.. We dont know how old they were when we got them from tractor supply but we assume they are 1 week old) I noticed their wings were pink i could see a little of their fur was missing.. does this mean they are growing in their feathers? I heard the first feathers they grew in were Wing and Tail
     
  2. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually wing feathers are last.. ..usually belly, scapulars and tail start first at about 2 weeks.

    Clint
     
  3. New Momma

    New Momma Out Of The Brooder

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    Then what could this tiny bald spot on my ducklings wings be then?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Probably the down coming out, can you post a pic?
     
  5. New Momma

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    Yea let me get a pic
     

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