What age are ducks fully GROWN?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mccluckers, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me again!

    I have 2 eight week old duckling, and I am trying to work out what breed they are ( you may have seen my other threads) so I want to know when they are a fully GROWN ,not fully mature. I have heard from 30 days to 7months ! So am abit confused. Help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    My Muscovy's are fully grown to where they look like adults at around 12 weeks old, they look like adults at 8 weeks but more so at 12.
     
  3. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say 10-12 weeks. My pekins were full gown pretty much by 10 weeks but put a little weight on after and got a drake feather around 12-14 weeks. One got at 12 the other at 14 weeks. They looks like adults by 8 weeks though. I wonder if size has anything to do with it. You are suppose to have calls right? I've noticed with my duvklings my smallest one it taking the longest to feather and taking her longer to quack as well. She is a welsh Harliquin.
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    According to Storey's guide ducks have reached 70-90% of their adult body weight by 9wks.

    Haven't seen them yet, pics? we can guess of coarse possible they are a mixture, nothing wrong with that but can complicate actual deciphering the breed.
     
  5. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys, so they won't grow massively now? Pic and video below, taken today
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Their beautiful duck Mc, They look about full grown now.
     
  7. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah they will stay tiny!! They learnt to fly today so either clipped wings or put a net over the pen but I don't think I have the heart to clip them so net it is! Will they get through do I have to be really careful to carve all the holes?
     
  8. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    TBH I'd say 4 months is a good baseline. Some ducks mature at 3, some at 5-6, but 4 is a good happy average when their drake feathers come and voices change, and their hormones kick into full swing!
     

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