Flying Age?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckLover2399, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    When do ducks useually start to fly?
     
  2. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    My call ducks started test flying @ around 7 weeks and could really fly by 9 or 10 weeks.
     
  3. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Oh yea i guess i should add i have 1 fawn/whit runner, 1 mystery (duck/duckling thats another question i have when do they become "ducks"?) and 1 cayuga.
     
  4. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    runners, and a cayuga cant fly. And your mixed probably wont either.
     
  5. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    [​IMG] I knew there were people out there following my birds! lol and the mixed? one i have been talking to a over of some buff runners and she said that my mixed look just like hers did at that age i think ideal mixed up the order and gave me a buff runner
     
  6. bibkel

    bibkel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my Cayuga try to fly!

    they are pretty heavy but they manage to get up on a shelf that is two feet up in the coop...I am now finding DUCK EGGS among the chicken eggs, LOL
     
  7. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Ok so none of my 9-10 week olds will fly over a Id say 5 foot fence
     
  8. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they shouldnt beable to, mine cant get higher that 2 inches off the ground. So yours shouldnt go to far. hah.
     
  9. evansacres

    evansacres Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure about the runners/Cayugas but my rouen duck and drake manage to fly over a 4 foot fence - but only on rainy windy days (the wind usually has to be coming from the East!) I think that's the only way they get the momentum to get over the fence. [​IMG] Of course, it might just be a plot for me to have to go running out in the wind and rain to get them back in and treats are normally used to coax them back [​IMG]
     
  10. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Domestic ducks can fly as good as bricks" is the best way to put it. My swedish can get about 1 1/2 to 2 feet off of the ground for about 5 to 8 feet. And that is at an all out running start. [​IMG] Then there landing is priceless, it looks like a helocopter crash.

    Yours are going to be about the same.
     

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