Can domestic ducks fly?

Miss Lydia

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I have 6 ducks that I got at TSC. They are domestic so I'm not sure if they can fly or not. I would rather not clip their wings if I don't have to.
How old are they and what breed? many domestic ducks are too heavy to fly, Pekins and Rouens are 2 that can't. Some of the other domestics can even when you read they cannot.
 

Miss Lydia

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They are about 7 weeks old. I have 2 rouens, 2 buff, and 2 magpies
at 7 weeks they are still growing in their feathers so no worries yet. Most likely the Rouens won't fly the other 2 breeds may try but I haven't heard of anyone saying their Buffs or magpies flew off. I have Muscovy so i have to clip one wing to keep them grounded. i remember someone posting about their swedish duck flying off and of course mallards. So don't worry right now since they are still babies. Just watch when they grow in their flight feathers. There is a Buff thread and a Magpie thread on here so you might go there and ask.
 

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