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How well can ducks fly?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chicks Galore3, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    Can khaki Campbell ducks fly very well? (Relative to say...Orpington chickens or BSL)
     

  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

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    TO my knowledge they don't fly. [​IMG]
     
  3. coonhoundmama87

    coonhoundmama87 Songster

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    Mine have never really flown. Flap their wings like mad maybe get up an inch, yes, but fly? No. They're too heavy for their wings I think but even when they were younger they never did.
     
  4. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    Great, that's what I wanted to hear. :)
     
  5. Crazy4Fowl

    Crazy4Fowl Chirping

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    Domestic ducks are breed to be too heavy to fly. Call ducks can fly though, they are great flyers.
     

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