Should I clip wings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by davekrista, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    Uxbridge, MA
    I have pekin ducks and they are getting bigger. When outside they seem to be trying to fly. Do pekin ducks fly? I googled it and some sites say they can and others say no..... Should I consider clipping their wings?
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Our fence is about 7 feet high, so no I don't trim their wings or the call ducks. The rouen, yessir I do!!!
  3. The Duck ABC's

    The Duck ABC's Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2011
    They get a little bit flighty when they are young, but I have not seen one getting more then 2 feet of the ground. Later they will get to heavy to even gain a foot of flying hight. Don't clip them, unless you have one that makes the fence, which I doubt will happen. Don't sweat it.
  4. Borncountry419

    Borncountry419 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Debiraymond, I'm confused. You clip your Rouens wings, but not the calls? If your Rouen can get over a 7 foot fence, it's not a Rouen. Lol. And the same for the calls. They SHOULD be able to easily leave if they wanted. They may not have a desire to, but if they get bored they just might fly the coop on ya.

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