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

Clip their wings?

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  • No.

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OldGuy43

Songster
8 Years
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?
 
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kellyn

Songster
8 Years
Nov 17, 2011
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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!
 

sourland

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May 3, 2009
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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.)
 

Amiga

Overrun with Runners
10 Years
Jan 3, 2010
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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.
 

wildpeas

Songster
7 Years
Mar 18, 2012
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My khaki can get about 2 feet off the ground if she runs downhill and the wind is blowing.
She's almost 3 months now. I'm confident our 4 foot fence will keep her inside.
 

veronicasmom

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10 Years
Aug 31, 2009
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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.
 

Mum

Songster
8 Years
Dec 23, 2011
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No need
(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


Glad to see your post, I was wondering today how your ducklings were doing. Seems they are doing just great
 

Mum

Songster
8 Years
Dec 23, 2011
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Thanks to all who responded. The quackers are out with the cluckers. More later on.
Yay!!! Hope they all settle into their hierachy without too much squabbling.

Looking forward to the next update
 

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