Will my Khaki Campbells Fly away?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Blueicebird, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Blueicebird

    Blueicebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't seem like they can fly, only skim across my yard when going from a waddle to run. But should I clip their wings? Or has flyign been bred out of them? They came from TSC.
     
  2. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Well first of all if they came from tsc they probably aren't pure. Also I wouldn't clip there wings until you see full on flight. Or if it worries you, you could clip them now.
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:They might not be show quality, but being from a hatchery doesn't mean they aren't pure.
    Khaki's shouldn't be able to fly, but since they are a lighter breed keep an eye on them until you are sure. Mine can't fly. I saw her try once, she got about half an inch off the ground before she landed flat on her face. She's given up since then. [​IMG]
     
  4. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine fly at most 10-15 feet. They try hard, but they don't get very far. [​IMG]
     
  5. Blueicebird

    Blueicebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok Thank you everyone! I don't think they will join the other ducks in going south.
     
  6. jaycee

    jaycee Out Of The Brooder

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    If you asked... will they fly? I would say most probably yes. Will they fly AWAY? Probably not. I have nine Khaki Campbells and prior to getting them I did alot of reading. My experience with them corresponds with what I read. Yes they do fly. In fact I have seen one of mine reach a height of about 40 feet off the ground and fly in the air for a couple hundred yards before she landed in my neighbors backyard. She immediately came running home because she didnt want to be away from the flock. In the pen where I have my ducks, its about 40X 20 and the fences are 5-6 feet high all around. My ducks are 18 weeks old and just for the past month they have been flying out occasionally. About 2 days out of the week Ill come home to find a duck outside the pen... but they always are RIGHT outside... they ran back to be with the others. If you dont want that, I'd clip their wings... but I dont, because they always come back and so far Ive lost none.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2011
  7. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a Khaki drake fly over a 3' fence once to get to the girls. That's about the most flying my Khaki's have ever done - a few feet off the ground and a few feet forward. They won't want to leave their buddies anyways. They certainly won't be flying south for the winter. [​IMG]
     
  8. Blueicebird

    Blueicebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Jaycee! SO far I have seen them glide across the grass at about half a foot. And they don't make any attempt otherwise to get out of the pen. I think they will stick around. They grew up with the Chickens so Puck is their "Leader" and they stay with him.
     
  9. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Khaki's new favorite game is fly out of the duck house every night when I put them in. I have to pick them up and place them in the roof door that lifts up. (Duck house designer did a wonderful job, but did not allow duck care person input on what would make life easier in caring for ducks). I need to move fast, because unless they have company, they decide they don't want to be in the house. Mocha "escapes' at least once a night. It was funny at first. After a week of this, it's getting kind of old, but I should get a pic.
     
  10. cjperrault1

    cjperrault1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you don't know what ur talking about -_-
     

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