Pekin Duckling Age?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Olive Hill, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm a first time duck owner, I picked up a couple of Pekin ducklings at the feed store today and am wondering how old they are. (I probably should have asked there, but didn't think of it)

    I assume they're a couple weeks or so - it's the feed store I regularly buy feed at for our chickens and I know they were there when I was there a week ago. I hadn't been in for a few weeks prior to that though, so am unsure how long they might have been there already at that point.

    Another reason I'm thinking they're a wee-bit older is because they had them marked down to half their price to move them out the door and the staff was actively announcing that they were discounted another 50 cents on top of that to get them moving. They had a whole water trough full of them and they were most certainly getting cramped.

    They're bigger than what I can hold in my two hands by about twice over - it takes both of my hands (medium women's hands) to hold around their bodies and hold their feet up with just my bottom two fingers and they're starting to get tail feathers.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    If you could get some pictures, it would help for someone to identify. Good luck with them anyways.

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  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    A picture would help, but guessing from your description.... 4 weeks? My ducks are smaller breeds and don't grow nearly as fast as pekings though. Just a guess.
     
  4. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would also have to guess 4 weeks..I got some mallards a few days ago from TSC they were still full price and are tiny...2 weeks are what my babies are no feathers of any kind just fluff.....


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