Domestic, non-migratory ducks that can fly, will they return?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by fowlsessed, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was interested in the Australian Spotted duck, a bantam duck. They can fly well and I was wondering that if they get flown off by a predator will they be lost? or do they return?
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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    That may come back but there's a really good chance they will just be lost.
     
  3. Sonny42408

    Sonny42408 Out Of The Brooder

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    If you have a breeding pair, and trim one set of flight feathers on the Hen, to where she can still elevate, but will only fly in a circle, will keep her at home. The Drake will stay by her side, so wing trimming in not really necessary for him. But they will leave if you are not able to protect them from predators even if they have to waddle away.
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    domestic ducks like the bantams described are not bonded for life. So if spooked and they fly off (even if its just one who flies off) they may or may not return.
     
  5. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know.......more problems.
     

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