When do ducks get feathers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PinkFlamingoFrm, May 23, 2013.

  1. PinkFlamingoFrm

    PinkFlamingoFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 ducks that were hatched 5/6. I have a male crested blue swedish & a female black cayuga, if that matters. I got chicks hatched the same day & all of their wing feathers have completely grown in. The ducks have no feathers, or even signs of feathers. They are huge compared to the chicks, so they are growing.. just no feathers yet. Does anyone know around what age ducks start getting feathers?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    They're fine, don't worry :) Chicks get feathers, then get big, whereas ducks get big, then get feathers. I'm not sure exactly when they start to come in (never bothered to document it), but I think it's around three weeks to a month.
     
  3. PinkFlamingoFrm

    PinkFlamingoFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! I'm hoping that they get some feathers soon.. Looks like their tails are starting to get feathers, hopefully sooon :)
     

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