need information on raising mallards

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MrBobWhite, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. MrBobWhite

    MrBobWhite Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello i just purchased some mallard chicks. I need people who raise to give me some helpful tips on raising them. Thanks
     
  2. melissamerry

    melissamerry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they free ranged or fenced in? You might have to clip their wings in a few months if they have an open area. I clip mine.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  4. MrBobWhite

    MrBobWhite Out Of The Brooder

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    Well i was wanting to raise them to provide hatching eggs. So wing clipping would be the way to go?
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Clipping wings will prevent them from flying off but mallards are easy pickings for many predators if allowed to free range.
     

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