when do wild ducks gain the ability of flight? How old?

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by lcw1995, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    i have 2 wood ducks... They have there tail, chest, stomach,butt, and a few back feathers. But yesterday i noticed they are also starting to get little pin feathers where there wings should be.
    How soon should they be able to fly. They r still very attached to their bantam cochin mother and she doesnt mind them so no worrys of them flying off just yet....

    But yeah, when will they have the ability to fly... How many more weeks??

    Thanks,
    Cole
     
  2. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The BNA account says most (70%) able to fly at 60 days and eye color change in males.

    Clint
     
  3. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    Quote:Thanks, so they should b in another month. Great!
    Cole. [​IMG]
     
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, right around the 60-70 day range tops.
    If they are getting pin feather to the wings, it's just a matter of a week or so
    best get them in a covered pen if they arent already
     
  5. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    They r in a wire cage. Wire on both sides, wood on back, roof, and wire bottom.
    The one wood duck, has about inch-inch and a half long pins comming in.
    The other ones pics are a little smaller.
    Also the bigger one has a green sheen on the featthers on his back.
    Thanks,
    Cole.
     

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