When are they no longer ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Apyl, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Apyl

    Apyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Pekin is now almost 6 weeks old and the two older Mallards are almost 5 weeks old. All 3 are almost completely feathered, so it feels weird still calling them ducklings. So when exactly are they no longer ducklings?

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  2. Lute

    Lute Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they lay eggs?
     
  3. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They become "fledglings" around 60 days
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    When their juvenile plumage comes in, I call them juveniles.

    I only call them ducklings while they are fluffy.
     

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