Runner Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChickenJill, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. ChickenJill

    ChickenJill Out Of The Brooder

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    Will my runner ducks once grown be able to fly at all? I am wondering if they will be able to get into my hot tub.....
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Only on chilly winter nights when you are out of town will they try and party in the hot tub. [​IMG] But seriously...How high is it? The lure of water may be appealing- but runners cant fly great heights. They can kind of Climb / fly if they can get a good footing on something and flap their wings to get up.
     
  3. RunnerWhisperer

    RunnerWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    They can't fly very high, it's more like a run and jump and then back down to the ground. I don't think they can fly up to the hot tub, but they sure can walk up stairs just fine!! Mine would sit on the hot tub in the morings with my dogs because it was warm. Too much poo so we had to move the stairs away from the tub. Now we just see them at times standing on the top stair wondering what to do!?
     
  4. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They wont get into your hottub, but doesnt every hottube have some sort of cover?? lol to keep heat in when not in use?
     
  5. galgo98

    galgo98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] The first time we left the ducks at home with the dog sitter, I said to my DH I wonder what the runners are doing... his response... they are probably partying in the hot tub!! [​IMG]

    But seriously...How high is it? The lure of water may be appealing- but runners cant fly great heights. They can kind of Climb / fly if they can get a good footing on something and flap their wings to get up.

    x2! My runners have not been able to get into or onto the hot tub even with the steps in place, but mine is sitting on top of the deck, not sunken in.​
     

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