Call duck question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dbunni, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. dbunni

    dbunni Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2009
    My daughter has a pair of call ducks ... just picked up a few weeks ago. Because of Ohio weather, they have not been outside yet. Currently we have them in a nice lided x-pen ... large breed. yesterday we sold a couple of poultry that are in the run side of our units. These are professional dog show units (indoor/outdoor). But have no lidding. I would love to move the Calls over there.

    Here is the question ... do they fly? neither the inside or outside of these units are covered (with wire). The ouside is "covered" 12' of the 24' ... 8' fencing walls. The pekins had no probs in it, but the mallard drake I would just catch and put back home ... he never went far since his lady was inside! Each unti has it's own outdoor pool for summer fun...if we ever see summer again!

    Thanks ...
  2. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Yes, they fly. I believe you can clip a wing to keep them in, but I've never tried.
  3. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Cumberland, VA
    Yep they will fly. They won't fly away though just around your yard. Most of the time you will just see them walking around. Just note that call ducks seem to be easy picking for hawks. seen it first hand!

  4. dbunni

    dbunni Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2009
    The mallard would fly almost straight up ... similar? Or fo they fly on an angle?
  5. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:BOTH !!! lol
  6. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    Yep, they fly. I clip a wing on mine.
  7. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

    Sep 24, 2010
    just trim a few of the feathers in the center of one wing. You will not be disqualified in a show for it.
  8. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    They fly fairly well, but just clip the primary wing feathers on one side only and they will not be able to go any where.

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