Should I clip my ducks wings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bmoore12, May 3, 2017.

  1. bmoore12

    bmoore12 New Egg

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    Hey everyone! I just got my first little ducking. She's 8 days old and I believe she has imprinted on me. I plan to keep her in the backyard/in the house, however, I have heard stories about others ducks flying away. I would hate for that to happen, but I don't even know if my breed can fly. She is a Rouen. Does anyone know whether or not they can fly, and if so, should I clip her feathers? Thank you in advance!
     
  2. goldfishcracker

    goldfishcracker Out Of The Brooder

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    Nope, rouen ducks can't fly so theres no need to clip her wings :)
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2017
  3. ILuvMyFlock

    ILuvMyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some rouens, they can fly a tad but not too far, enough to hop fences but mine have never left, if they do fly over they always come back. I honestly wouldn't clip any birds wings, none of my ducks, geese, chickens, turkeys, or Guineas have ever had clipped wings.
     
  4. Days poultry

    Days poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with the other two posts if they are used to your backyard or farm they wont leave or fly away
     
  5. bmoore12

    bmoore12 New Egg

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    Awesome, thanks so much for the help!
     
  6. Waddlein

    Waddlein Out Of The Brooder

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    We got Mallard ducks a LONG time go and now every spring they come back to my pond, and a fter a while then theres ducklings swimming with them.
     

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