Ducks near water?

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

  1. chris k

    chris k New Egg

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    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

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    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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