mandarin ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by gaza, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. gaza

    gaza In the Brooder

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    hi group,i have not kept these birds in over 20 years.
    i had them,in with many other ducks/chickens/peafowl,in a large enclosure.
    i never remember them going into my pond.
    for this,i was wondering if i could keep these ducks without a pond?
    also,i had then,a fenced in yard,of some 12 feet high.
    now i only have a picket fence,some 4 feet tall.
    if pinioned,or wing clicked,could i keep a pair?
    thanks
    gaza
     
  2. chickensrfood

    chickensrfood In the Brooder

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    Pinioned yes they couldn't go over 4 ft if pinioned properly. It would be advisable for them to be able to bathe to maintain hygiene and feather quality. A few large Tupperwares or a kids pool would work.
     
  3. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

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    I have a pair and they are pinioned. I have a 4' chain link fence, kiddie pools and they do just fine. Beautiful birds.
     

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