No Problem. I'm a vegetarian and don't eat eggs but yes plenty of other people have.
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Do they usually fly away from one wing isn't clipped? One of mine is part domestic duck - she has white where there shouldn't be. So, I am hoping they will hang around... I don't want to clip their wings though, as they do not have a pin. I only pin them at night. I want them to be able to fly away from ground predators if needed.
Depends on the birds. I sometimes don't clip mine but some birds just want too much liberty which can lead to some safety issues.
Oh, I see. Thanks so much! You have been very helpful!
Right now I am struggling to get the 10 week old ducklings to leave my back porch. I have to put a baby gate up to 'make' them forage in the yard...This usually means that they peck the ground just on the other side of the baby gate, squawking loudly at me as I peek through the windows. Luckily they haven't figured out that they can fly over it. So, it will be interesting to see how brave they get.
Oh it's no problem! Also, I wouldn't be too concerned about very little flying at this stage. Mine didn't start truly trying to "Fly Fly" until around 4 1/2 months.
Well tonight, 2 of mine started to follow me via flight, as it was time to take our routine trek to the barn for dinner and bedtime. The 2 that flew up went in opposite directions and landed way out of the 'park' and in 2 different locations. I think they got so excited aout flying that they forgot what they were doing or where they were going. Once they had landed I had to walk around to collect them one by one with the 3rd duck in toe. The other 2 couldn't seem to figure out how to get back. Something tells me they are not the brightest of all creatures. lol
Ah yes the awkward flight phases. Have you seen their crash landing? It's truly a comical sight
Those times ar the best! When mine stared to fly it was the daily entertainment. And when it came to them finding each other once landed they would just stic ther heads up super high and do like the panic calls. hahahaha