The Welshman has been criticised for the West London clubs poor beginning to the campaign which sees them sitting second bottom on the Premier League table without a win.
Ferdinand is aware that QPR's results are not good enough but feels that Hughes is copping too much of the flack.
"The criticism our manager is getting is unfair," told The Sun.
"We are working hard for the club and trying to relieve that pressure on him. But people really need to get a sense of perspective. Rome wasn't built in a day.
"We have brought in a lot of new players and it takes time to come together as a team. We have had plenty of injuries which means the gaffer has had to change the team even more.
"We haven't had a settled side but we are working hard every day in training and we're confident of turning things around."