Overnight Growth

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Stacykins, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    This is the first time I've ever raised ducklings. My pekins are two weeks old now. Is it just my imagination, or do they almost seem to grow overnight? I mean, each morning they definitely look bigger than the last evening! I read that ducklings are fast growers but WOW, they're growing like weeds! They're all lanky and leggy, but so much bigger.
     
  2. casslarrabee225

    casslarrabee225 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They grow SO fast. It's really amazing. They are not little tiny fluffy balls for very long at all! lol!
     
  3. Baylor

    Baylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They grow super fast I would swear they double in size each week! My son is measuring his growing ducks for a math project and just in the past week his ducks bodies grew by 1/2 in circumference (they are 9 weeks old now) and their feet grew as well.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2012
  4. Tivona

    Tivona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I weighed my first batch daily for 2 weeks. My duckling that grew the fastest started at day 2 after hatch at 2.35oz. At day 14 she was 15oz. [​IMG]They grow so fast....
     
  5. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do grow really fast.
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I remember thinking my Runners' legs grew a half an inch their first night!

    Seemed like first their legs grew the most, then their bodies and bills elongated, then their necks, then they filled out, and last of all their wings grew.

    So precious!
     

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