How old are these ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Photokitty, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Photokitty

    Photokitty Chirping

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    I got these ducklings at TSC a week ago. She said they were a week older then the other ducklings in the tank. I have a sneaky suspicion these ducklings are a bit older then 2 weeks... They have feathers growing on their wings and they are absolutely massive. I know they are pekins.

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    Yes they sleep like this on top of the brinsea ecoglow. The little chicks love it because I think it makes it look more like momma lol. This brooder is an octagon currently with 23in sides, they have plenty of room just the look a bit older then 2 weeks. The chicks resting on them are 3 weeks old.
     
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  2. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Crowing

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    If they are getting pin feathers then I would say around the 4 week mark. Ducks grow really fast! Just make sure that they have water deep enough to blow out their nares.
     
  3. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

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    x2 I was thinking around 4 weeks, give or take a few days.
     
  4. Photokitty

    Photokitty Chirping

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    Yup, they have 2 Tupperware deep dishes so they can do just that. Yeah I thought they may be a bit older then 2 weeks. Is it normal to have a redder band on their wings? It may be just skin under the feathers, they weren't being so cooperative.
     
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  5. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

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    My larger ones are in between 3 and 4 weeks old.

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  6. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

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    I always see pinkish skin on their wings. I don’t know if it’s because they have less down on them or what. But they’ve never acted funny.
     
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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Ducklings grow extremely rapidly. I would estimate 2 to 3 weeks old.
     
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  8. Julie Birb

    Julie Birb Ducks win

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    They are cute and soft and need kisses.
     
  9. Photokitty

    Photokitty Chirping

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    Mine actually have longer feathers then that on the tips of their wings about 3/4in. They aren't as white though. I love them all, my husband just loves ducks so he doesn't care what breed they are lol.
     
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  10. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

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    I never knew how much I liked them until this last year! Love love love them.
     
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