Should I clip my ducks wings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by The Red Rooster, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I keep two of my ducks cliped. Will they fly off together? Thats what i'm afraid of. I would like them to fly away from owls and other creatures.

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  2. Chriswardens52

    Chriswardens52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have mallards and I have clipped their wings. I do know that there is risk in doing this. But I just wouldn't know what i would do if they flew off. Owls you really don't have to worry about because they hunt mostly at night. But you do have to look out for birds of prey. Bald eagles, hawks, ect. But its really up to you.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:X2! only thing different is I have Muscovies.
     
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  4. BallardDuck

    BallardDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since we're on this topic, I'm curious about readers feedback on the breeds I have. I selected Kahki Campbells and White Layers from Metzers for egg production. Prior to this I had read that these breeds really don't fly, but will flutter and hop about a bit. Can anyone else give me their experience or opinion about this?
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  5. Chriswardens52

    Chriswardens52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello ballard and [​IMG]
    Khaki campbells and white layers cannot fly. They will try though, boy will they try all in vain. LOL. Yes but you need not worry about them flying off the highest my ducks have jumped is about 2 feet.
     
  6. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What kind of ducks do you have?
     
  7. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    I never clipped mine and he never flew lol
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I have a mess load of muscovies but none of them have ever flown away.
     
  9. mangus580

    mangus580 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Interesting, I have one Khaki that commonly gets about 5' off the ground. It usually happens when I attempt to catch her....
     
  10. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    We have one call duck, and two mallard ducks.
     

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