Pinioning wild ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mckenzie, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. mckenzie

    mckenzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you pinion can they fly at all? Can they get off the ground? I am wanting to build a bigger pen for my wood ducks. I want it to only be 6 ft tall and i was wondering if they could get out.
     
  2. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, pinioned wood ducks would not be able to fly out. Be careful to make sure there are no holes because they'll squeeze through a knothole. Also, if pressed, they can climb the fence. Several of mine ar epinioned. They're not as easy as other species.

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  3. mckenzie

    mckenzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want them where they would be able to fly where they wanted in the pen but just not be able to fly out. Will pinioning work for this?
     
  4. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, it will not work. They will not be able to fly at all.

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  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    What is this pinioning your talking about, just curious.
     
  6. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Removal of the carpals from one wing.

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  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:Thank you.
     
  8. Dr. Todd

    Dr. Todd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not just net the enclosure? A pinioned wood duck in an enclosure with no top is hawk and owl bait.

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  9. mckenzie

    mckenzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I probably will net the top but i am getting some blue winged teals that are pinioned and some egyptian geese that are pinioned and i was just wandering if i needed a top.
     
  10. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    I would top it. Predators would love to stop and have a snack if opened. If closed, you won't have to worry about it as much. And I always thin in expansion terms, down the road if you get a Full winged bird you will already be prepared.
     

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