So the more I read through everyones threads the more questions I have about ducks.... Like when do they get their big duck feathers in?? We got chickens and ducks at the same time and belive that they are about the same age since we got them a day or 2 after our feed store got them in. We belive they are about 3 months old and all our chickens have their big girl feathers in but our ducks still seem to have some of their baby down feathers. I can see where their full feathers are coming in but it does worry me that they are not fully covered yet. Also I was wondering if ducks lay eggs lik a chicken w/out needeing a male or do they need a male to lay eggs?? Another question is if they do lay eggs like chickens w/out the male when do they start to lay eggs?? I posted some pics up a while back ago asking what kind of ducks I have and found out I might possibly have a blue swedish, 2 mallards or 1 mallard and one Rouen, 1 runner, 1 kaki cambell, 1 pekin, and 1 cayunga-black duck if this info makes any diff in egg laying times. Thanks in advance for the help!!! Here is a pic of my ducks with some of my chicks.