Ducks near water?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chris k, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. chris k

    chris k Hatching

    Feb 7, 2017
    Hi, thanks for your response in advance. I currently have 7 hens, they will be about 2 yrs old this spring. I plan to add a couple chicks this spring as well as a couple crested ducks. We live on the Mississippi River, I allow my flock to free range occasionally but not as much as I'd like. Do I have an issue with the ducks close to the river? Will they go swimming and never return?

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Boy that is a big wide river I don't think I'd take the chance on letting them loose to find the river. We have a Mountain river below us and I don't let my ducks or geese on it too many predators and floating down river can cause them to get lost. Mine are enclosed in half acre fenced property.

    @chris k Welcome to BYC
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  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    I personally wouldn't let my duck near a river that large as well. If the get into the current they may never make it back.
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