Pekin Duck owners.....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by fourpekinducks, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. fourpekinducks

    fourpekinducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all.

    I bought my Pekins on Sunday and they are settling in well - already know where their food comes from! lol

    I was told that I would need to clip their flights feathers when they come through - however I have been reading that they wont fly???? So do I clip them or leave them?

    What are your view / experiences with these sweet ducks.
     
  2. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pekins are too heavy to fly so there is no need to clip wings
     
  3. DuckiesAndBees

    DuckiesAndBees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Pekins fly about as well I do [​IMG]
    They will flap their wings and run like they're about to take off, but they're hopeless. You will not need to clip.
    PS- Post pics!
     
  4. lovesgliders

    lovesgliders Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep Pekins fly like a lead balloon
     
  6. mr.mc.

    mr.mc. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep like a rock. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    I did clip the wings of my mallard girls because they were testing them out before I let them out of the aviary on to the yard and pond. The Pekins run fast and flap their wings, but only because they were raised with the mallards and just hanging out with them they are little porkers and couldn't get off the ground if they wanted to. although Turkeys do it every day.
     
  8. SilkieGirl

    SilkieGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pekins will try to fly but cant, they never leave the ground, poor girls are just too heavy.
     
  9. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a jumbo pekin and he already knows its hopeless so he dosent even try!
     
  10. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am raising 7 this year...none try to fly.... would be funny to see though [​IMG]
     

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