O.K. , so I'll start a new thread and maybe I'll have more chance of a reply . I'm interested to know why it's necessary to clip wings . I have three ducks and a drake and they fly around sometimes but never leave the area . They have a nice pond and seem very happy so I don't know why they would . Now one of the ducks has had babies so what I'd like to know is why people clip the wings of their ducks . Why would a duck leave it's territory if it's happy ?