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Mallards

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by gretchenhau, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. gretchenhau

    gretchenhau Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I raise mallards and they free range, I have 2 ponds, will they stay all winter or fly off, will they come back?
     
  2. Buckhorn Farm

    Buckhorn Farm OLD Country Girl

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    I don't know, if you give them directions to my house they can fly down for the winter [​IMG] we could share!
     
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I don't know... I thought people who kept them as pets clipped their wings.
     
  4. gretchenhau

    gretchenhau Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't want to clip wings as everyone here free ranges, they get put up at night.
     
  5. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have summer visitors (wild mallards) that hang out on your ponds? If so your mallards might become attached to that flock and go where they go. Otherwise I doubt that they are just likely to take off migrating on their own. yes migrating birds tend to return to the same area on both ends of teir trips.
     
  6. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have mallards and I do clip the girls but the boys can fly and have never left..I clip the girls only because they are nutty and dont want them to fly into something..The boys are kinda silly sometimes fly into each other,,,Ducks are silly,,,,
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2009

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