How well do your Swedish fly?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newchickmom09, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    I was wondering how well black swedish fly? I know that some breeds don't fly well and others like mallards fly great.
     
  2. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine don't fly at all. They just run flapping their wings.
     
  3. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    Is it because they are just to heavy of a duck?
     
  4. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been told and have read many places that most domesticated ducks don't fly; some will fly a short distance when they are young but once they start putting on adult weight they are just too heavy. Mallard-type and call ducks will fly, the only big ducks I'm aware of that will fly are Muscovies. I don't have ducks yet but will be getting some black and maybe some blue Swedes this spring.
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Loreen is right.

    Muscovies can fly. Khakis, runners, welsh harlequins, buffs, etc... fly like bricks [​IMG]

    Bantams usually fly...but I don't think silkie ducks do. Not sure on that one though.
     
  6. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    That is good to know. My hubby thinks our ducks are going to get up and fly away one day.

    I told him I don't think they can fly very well and they don't migrate.
     
  7. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've not heard of a silkie duck, silkie chickens yes. Guess I will have to look for pics.
     
  8. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Quote:Yes, like Wifezilla said, they fly like bricks. LOL [​IMG]
     
  9. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    silky ducks don't fly, but they can get enough lift to get over a 5 foot fence if they are scared. at least one of mine did.
     
  10. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    ya they dont fly the are a medium duck medium ducks usually dont fly mine try hard but i dont know how to tell them they are on the heavy side and cant [​IMG] but ya buffs dont fly either
     

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