fence height to contain Cayugas?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by patandchickens, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Still mulling over the logistics of a few Cayugas next to the veg garden next year.

    What height of fence would be fairly sure of keeping them in? (Let's ignore the whole predatorproofing aspect, obviously I know I need a fence that will do *that* as well). Do they fly much?

    Thanks,

    Pat
     
  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
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    My cayugas never flew...they get too big....I'd say a 3' fence will surely contain them.
     
  3. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
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    Same as the above, they are too heavy to fly, I think that a foot would suffice, well maybe not that short but you get the idea.
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Cool beans, that is the answer I wanted to hear [​IMG] - thanks, guys!

    Now, is that true even when they are young -- like when they are feathered out but not yet adult size? I am just asking b/c the BBB turkeys I had this past summer obviously could not fly or even *hop* after about 4 months of age but there was a month or so when they were younger when I saw one of them get at least 5' off the ground flying. Are young ducks "fly-ier"? I do not want to be having to play Duck Roundup...

    Pat
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I had a couple of my lighter ducks get a good leap in once in a while.
     

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