Ducks that don't fly

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by coloradochick, May 29, 2008.

  1. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Just wondering if Pekins are the only BYD's that won't fly away?

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  2. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most domestic ducks cant fly that well except for muscoveys and mallards and calls . rouns and aylesbury cant get off the ground but i have heard that runnersand cambells can fly a bit . But i dont think they can fly over a fence and such .
     
  3. sara

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    I think the heavy breeds can't fly. Mallards and calls can.
     
  4. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] So Sara what breeds are considered heavy if you don't mind me asking? When I look on the hatchery sites they don't identify heavies vs lights. Not that I've noticed anyway.

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  5. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovies, while they can fly, they don't usually fly away and leave your farm. They are more like lighter breeds of chickens and will fly for a short distance, across a fence, or something along those lines, but not fly away like a mallard will.
     
  6. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in my book of poultry/gambirds/waterfowl it says that the large breeds are appleyards,aylesbury,muscovey,pekin,rouen and saxony
     
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  7. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!

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  8. clay

    clay Out Of The Brooder

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    My rouens, runners, and cayuga cannot fly, though one runner and the wide-bodied cayuga have gotten themselves up to a chicken nest box about three feet off the floor!
     

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