Clipping Duck Wings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Luvmyducks, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Luvmyducks

    Luvmyducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Do Magpie Ducks wings need to be clipped? We have them in their duck house and tractor at night but during the day they free range in our yard. There is a 5-6 foot high wood fence around the yard. Are they able to fly over that high of a fence? Should I be clipping their wings?
     
  2. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Magpies aren't very good fliers..they can fly a few feet if frightened but not far and not high at all... a 6 foot fence will be more than sufficient!
     
  3. Luvmyducks

    Luvmyducks Out Of The Brooder

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    They are making me nervous! [​IMG] They run across the yard on their tip toes flapping like crazy. They only get a bit off the ground so far but they look like they are practicing an escape!! [​IMG]
     
  4. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Quote:[​IMG] practicing an escape...you are too funny. well clip their wings and get it over with...then you will not have to worry about it.
     

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