Do I Need to Clip Their Wings? We Need an Answer This Morning!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OldGuy43, May 25, 2012.

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  2. No.

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  3. Yes, but wait until they are older.

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  1. The ten new Khaki Campbell ducks are now 3 months old and almost as big as Sunsinger. OldGal and I believe they're ready to move out of the grow-out pen. The part of the run they'll be moving into is about 30' x 12' with a 4' fence minimum. Do I need to clip their wings before we move them out?
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2012
  2. kellyn

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    Khaki's aren't a flighty breed, so I wouldn't worry. Of course, certain ducks are different than the breed standards. I have muscovies and on wing clipping day I had one fly about 300 feet from the dround up. Into our neighbors property.

    But anyways, Khaki's I wouldn't worry too much about. And there's no way they'll scale a 4' fence. Go under or through like mine, maybe, but not over.

    Good luck!
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    The only way they could get out of a 4' fence would be to scale it if there was a section that was not taut. It should not be necessary to clip their wings. (Besides, it's so unsightly.)
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Ditto sourland. Upright fence, 4 feet high, has always kept my runners in. Leaning fence, 3 feet high, can be pushed farther over and scaled with some wing flapping. I speak from direct observation.
     
  5. wildpeas

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    My khaki can get about 2 feet off the ground if she runs downhill and the wind is blowing. [​IMG] She's almost 3 months now. I'm confident our 4 foot fence will keep her inside.
     
  6. veronicasmom

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    The only wings I clip are on the muscovies. The others can only go about two feet high if they are lucky.
     
  7. Mum

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    No need [​IMG] (I know I'm too late answering but just saw this)

    Khaki's are not flyers and won't even scale a 3' fence, so your 4' is more than adequate: positively "unscalable" in khaki terms [​IMG]

    Glad to see your post, I was wondering today how your ducklings were doing. Seems they are doing just great [​IMG]
     
  8. Thanks to all who responded. The quackers are out with the cluckers. More later on. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mum

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    Yay!!! Hope they all settle into their hierachy without too much squabbling.

    Looking forward to the next update [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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