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Clipping a ducks wings?

post #1 of 6
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I always clip my ducks wings but, I have seen some people do not so their ducks can get away from predators. And I have had some experiences with predators. I also wouldn't them want to fly away and be gone forever. What do you guys think about clipping wings?
post #2 of 6

I don't keep any ducks that can fly, so I've never had a need to clip any wings. I'm am interested in the topic however, so subscribing.

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My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

See my blog post on how to hatch duck eggs!

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post #3 of 6

I use a clipping technique that allows them to still be able to fly but they get no lift. 

A breeder of mallards(grey and melanistic), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
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A breeder of mallards(grey and melanistic), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
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post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by buff goose guy View Post

I use a clipping technique that allows them to still be able to fly but they get no lift. 


That's the exact clipping method I use for my duck!
post #5 of 6

yeah they can fly down hills with that wing clipping. 

A breeder of mallards(grey and melanistic), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
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A breeder of mallards(grey and melanistic), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
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post #6 of 6

they can still run away, so I would clip.

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