Well, I knew that I was going to have to clip their wings soon but imagine my surprise as I was about to leave for a job interview and looked outside to see one of my Muscovy about 8-10 feet in the air FLYING across the backyard. I think I yelled HUBBA BUBBA (I'm trying not to curse too much) and ran outside in my nice interview outfit. I herded them into the duck run, locked them up, cleaned off my shoes and went to my interview. I was thinking the culprit was the female, all I saw was lots of white wing. I had gotten some advice (today) on how to go about this alone (THANK YOU Miss Lydia). I went outside cornered her and gathered her up (finally) and managed to clip her left wing. My scissors were not sharp enough but it looked pretty good. I then decided I'd try to wrangle some of the boys. That was NOT going to happen. After chasing them around for a bit in the run, I gave up. They were freaked out and I didn't want them to hurt themselves. My question, do I NEED to clip the boys? They are only a few months old, have just gotten their flight feathers and are twice the females size (I'd say she is about 5 lbs).