SWEDISH Duck Thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Page 124
Edited by haileebucket - 5/23/16 at 8:14am
When we walk outside our sweedish/cyuga ducks will start running back and forth in our yard flapping their wings really hard I think they're trying to practice to fly does anybody Swedish ducks fly and if so how high? I have an 8-foot fence but I live in a city neighborhood and I don't want them to end up in my neighbor's pool or in the street should I clip their wings? Or when they start to fly is it a long process? We haven't gotten any lift at all they're just flap really hard and jump up and down there about 10 weeks old and seem to have all their flight feathers. They may just be really excited because every time I walk out we give him some kind of treat. I would feel bad to cut their wings and take away there ability to fly. Is there a way to clip them so that they can fly but not make it over my 8-foot fence.
They won't fly over an 8-foot fence. Mine is 4-feet and they have never gone over it, not even when they are scared. The ones that I have on my pond will "glide" from higher ground down to the pond, but if they run and flap their wings on level ground, they can't get more than a foot off the ground.