Where do I take my ducks to get their wings clipped??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Madeleinepb, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Madeleinepb

    Madeleinepb Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two ducks over 2months old and they are starting to flap their wings to fly. Where or who should I take to clip their wings. Should I do both or one wing?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Their really is no need to trim the wings......What breeds do you have?


    Cheers!
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    The only reason I clip wings is I have Muscovy and they do fly very well and we live in the woods with a mountain river down below and alot of people who have had Muscovy have lost them to flying..

    Another reason to clip is if you live close to others who may have dogs. You don't want your ducks flying around and landing in someones back yard with a dog waiting.

    Most breeds of domestics don't fly or not very high to where you'd lose them it really depends on breed and your circumstances as to clip or not.

    Welcome to BYC @Madeleinepb
     
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  4. Madeleinepb

    Madeleinepb Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Indian runner mix and a Muscovy.
     
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  5. Madeleinepb

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  6. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Not sure where to go? @Miss Lydia knows more about both breeds........


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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't think there is really a place to go to get your birds' wings clipped. Most people just take a pair of scissors and do it themselves. It's pretty easy to do. You just need to trim up the primary flight feathers. But on young birds, you have to do it every month or so till they are done growing in feathers. Once they are over 6 months old, you only have to trim them once a year, after they have their annual molt.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-clip-trim-the-wings-of-your-chicken-to-prevent-flight
     
  8. Madeleinepb

    Madeleinepb Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm afraid too. This is my first time having ducks and I don't want to hurt em
     
  9. bydhatch

    bydhatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time having ducks as well and if I have learned anything it's that you cannot be afraid to handle them! They are not as fragile as they may seem to some. Just look up some pictures and diagrams of the feathers you have to clip and start with your easiest to handle duck and some treats. You only have to do one wing so it shouldn't take too long. Worst case you go back and try again if they can still fly. You've got this! And hey, you are in NC too! That's awesome!
     
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  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's like trimming a dog's nails. Just snip off the ends.
     

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