will my muscovies "fly" away??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kkattt, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. kkattt

    kkattt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering if my two ducks will fly away and not come back. Do I need to clip their wings? I'd rather not! [​IMG]
     
  2. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
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    Yes you need to clip their wings they are known for roosting in trees and so forth - thus leaving them vulnerable
     
  3. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never clipped my Muscovies wings and I've never had one fly away. The do fly around but they never stray too far from home. As they get older they seem to fly less. I live on 36 acres so it's not a problem. If you live right next to other people, they may not appreciate the ducks in their yards.
     
  4. jack.bang

    jack.bang New Egg

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  5. mickt

    mickt Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:i agree out of all the different breeds my muscoys will fly but never go to far and always come home most of my birds are of larger size so they cant fly so i dont need to worrie about clipping:)
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2011
  6. kkattt

    kkattt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!! Have a nice day [​IMG]
     

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