East indies as pets

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TMarie, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. TMarie

    TMarie Out Of The Brooder

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    Well it looks like we're getting an east indie. Our lil baby should be ready for pick up this evening. I want this duck to be very domesticated and I'm curious if it will fly away if it's imprinted on me.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Are you getting more than one or do you already have a duck? Ducks need companionship. Bantam ducks can fly quite well but it's unlikely it will purposely fly away. However if something spooks it then it might become startled and get lost. Clipping the wings would prevent the duck from flying but leaves it more susceptible to predators.
     

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