When do ducks get thier feathers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SINGLE MOM, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. SINGLE MOM

    SINGLE MOM In the Brooder

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    My daughter wants to show her ducks at the County fair July 22-25. Her ducks were hatched June 3. Will they be old enough? They are alot of fun & she is so excited to show them. They should be 7 or 8 weeks old. Thank you for your help.
     
  2. LALADY1101

    LALADY1101 Songster

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    Quote:That's cutting it close. They should be mostly feathered, but the males may not have their plummage yet.
     
  3. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

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    I agree, that is cutting it close. The males will still look like females.
     
  4. SINGLE MOM

    SINGLE MOM In the Brooder

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    Thank you. We have to enter by July 8th & I was worried that was quick for the ducks. I will keep an eye on them. These are our first so we really have no idea what we are doing. lol
     
  5. mamanaturale

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    i would check the rules. ours says they had to have hatched before may 31st or something like that.
     
  6. dave3877

    dave3877 Songster

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    mine had feathered out at 9-10 weeks but who knows you might make it
     

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