How to stop my ducks from flying away

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 2505, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. 2505

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    When my ducks are in the garden every time they get exited they fly from one end of the garden to the other.I am scared that they will end up flying away when they get older! How do I stop this?
     
  2. Majd

    Majd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed are they?
     
  3. 2505

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    Miniature silver appleyards
     
  4. Majd

    Majd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I honestly never heard if that breed before! But if it's a domesticated mallard family duck i think they shouldn't go far away... Just stretch their wings(wich i a appreciate about birds myself)... But if you're concerned about them flying away you should consider clipping their flight feathers(wing feathers). Look it up there are lots of useful articles ;) do you have any pics for us ?
     
  5. 2505

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  6. Majd

    Majd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are sooo cute! You have one female and tow males(i made a little search on those flying ducks), and you might want to consider getting rid of one of the drakes as they will fight on the one female!
     
  7. 2505

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    I don't really like the idea of getting rid of one.If I see them fighting I will split them up because I have another pen
     
  8. Majd

    Majd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good option! I like you already!
     
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  10. Majd

    Majd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you decide what you want to do about their flying?
     

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