First time duck owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ferdy C, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Ferdy C

    Ferdy C New Egg

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    Hello everyone, I'm new to owning ducks an slowly working out what to do.
    My most urgent concern is about clipping my ducks wings.
    I have two Call ducks.
    At what age should they be clipped?
    Do I need to clip them?
    How much space do they need to be able to take flight( run up, like a plane) ?

    Thank you, I'm open to any an all advice.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but definitely post on our Duck section in Other Backyard Poultry under the Forum at the top of the page and take advantage of our duck experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You've been given some great links to follow, so I will just say "Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. One thing to consider about clipping wings is, they are more likely to be taken by predators - since they lose one method of escape.
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  7. Ferdy C

    Ferdy C New Egg

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    Thank you all for your help. It is most appreciated.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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