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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by annie3001, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    when fall comes, and soon winter here in new england, ct. will my 4 ducks try and fly south, like fly away? they currently spend their whole days, free ranging our yard. they free range with our chickens.
    It was really cold this morning here, about 61 degrees, and i got thinking. the weather improved and topped about 85 ish. so any feedback is much appriciated!!
    thank you!!! [​IMG]

    btw: this will be our first winter with the ducks.
    their breed are welsh harlwquin
    black swedish and orpington

    3 females and one drake
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2011

  2. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Nope, they shouldn't fly away.
  3. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Songster

    Jul 23, 2009
    North Dakota
    they shouldnt fly away because they can't even get off the ground. [​IMG] sometimes tho they will try by running fast and flapping their wings but they've never been able to get in the air. The only kind of ducks that can fly are of course, wild ones, and then all domesticated bantam breeds, like calls or east indies. And usually if u spend time with ur bantam breeds they will stay becuz they know this is where they get fed, but if still worried about ur bantams, u can always cut the flight feathers on one wing.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2011
  4. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Songster

    Aug 11, 2011
    Upshur County, Texas
    Yeah, domestic ducks have heavy bodies and itty bitty wings. You don't have to worry about them taking off unless you have mallards.

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