Pekin Duckling Growth

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lynnechrista, May 30, 2012.

  1. lynnechrista

    lynnechrista Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it just me or do Pekins grow incredibly fast!?! They are 6 weeks as of Monday and are still getting feathers.

    Pekin Duckling Growth from May 3rd-May 30th

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    Last edited: May 30, 2012
  2. Lute

    Lute Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. They grow slowly until they're about 2 weeks or so and then BOOM. Overnight they've doubled in size!
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    My Pekins weighed 8 pounds when they were 8 weeks old.
     
  4. Lute

    Lute Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is getting there. I'll be culling the boy duck that snuck into the batch next weekend (he's related to the other girls and I don't want inbreeding).
     
  5. Missy60

    Missy60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh they are adorable! I want another pekin I just love the breed. I already have one, but would love another one. One is to expensive to get shipped and they have stopped selling ducks locally for this year. It's also very rare for our local feed store to get them in, they usually get mallards.
     
  6. Lute

    Lute Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you lived closer I would gladly sell you one. But, alas, we're too far away. :(
     
  7. bexnd

    bexnd Out Of The Brooder

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    pekins are table ducks breed to be hatched and on the table in 10wks Scary how fast they grow
     
  8. zooweemama

    zooweemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have 3 Pekins and I love their chatty bossy ways. They got huge fast. They were the first to get big, the first to quack, the first to establish higher pecking order, first to get feathers, usally first into the pools, often first to the food...LOL
     
  9. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 Pekins and love them all!!
    It's amazing how quickly they grow!
     

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