New Drake question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bradybrady09, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. bradybrady09

    bradybrady09 BANNED

    Mar 19, 2009
    I placed a new drake with my hens and my hens are used to free roaming everyday and i havent been letting them because of the new drake his wings are clipped(mallard) and im just wondering how long should he be left inclosed before i can safely let him free roam im just trying to avoid him taking off or leading my girls out of my yard anyone??
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2009
  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Unless you are sure you can recapture the drake (you + another) you should keep him confined for at least a month so he thinks of your home as his home. If he fits in well with the rest of the flock and has either a buddy or a mate I might risk it sooner. ~gd

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