One female who won't fly.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Stanui, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Stanui

    Stanui Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2009
    Our little flock of mallards have all started to fly. We have one female who seems to refuse to fly. From what we can tell she can fly. We have seen her fly about 50 yards and about 10 feet in the air. But, when it comes to out and out flying way up in the sky she just won't do it.

    Is there a reason for this? She doesn't seem to be injured and has shown us that she is able to fly.

    She is about 4.5 months old.
  2. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Why do you want her yo fly? Some ducks are lazy and dont want to fly. If she has food and water why fly?
  3. rlhbond

    rlhbond Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2009
    Mocksville, NC
    Maybe she's afraid of heights?
  4. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    That means that she is happy where she is and has no desire to leave. It's a good thing! My Mallards are like that too, they only fly away when they think they are in danger.

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