Jump to content



Keeping Ducks from flying away.


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1
jonty

jonty

    Members

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 670 posts
  • LocationVossfeld, Germany
Also thought of Ducks but do they need to be in an inclosed run to stop them flying off or like chickens can you clip their wings?

#2
Somerchooks

Somerchooks

    Site Legend

  • Supporter
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 683 posts
  • LocationSomerset
depends on which breed you get , for instance runner ducks cannot fly , everything else needs to have there wings clipped or pinnioned .

#3
kennethw

kennethw

    Grand Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 208 posts
  • Locationhants/Dorset border
nearly all commercial breeds cannot fly and can be kept in a run obout 4 feet high - unless you have a fox problem. I have Campbells and Cherry Valleys, they sometimes try and fly, but cannot lift themselves off the ground with their wings

#4
Kevin

Kevin

    Grand Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 235 posts
  • What breeds do you keep?:Black Rock
  • How did you find us?:.
  • LocationSouthend-on-sea, Essex
my white campbll try to fly .. can lift herself 2 foot off the floor .. more jump fly to get over things

#5
lwescott

lwescott

    Senior Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 122 posts
  • What breeds do you keep?:Hybrids, Buff Rock, Silkie, Aylesbury ducks
  • How did you find us?:Web
  • LocationBirmingham
You can clip their wings :-)

My 2 have their wings clipped but can still 'fly' a little bit to get over things...

#6
daniellesdogs

daniellesdogs

    Site Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,485 posts
  • Locationthurrock, essex
what age should you clip. mine only 2 days so a while yet.

#7
Kiz

Kiz

    New Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 20 posts
  • LocationWorcestershire
I have a trio of Chocolate Muscovy Ducks, they are real characters and don't make a noise, so are perfect for the garden, they can fly so their wings are clipped. Just one wing which unbalances them and deters them from flying.

You need to wait until they have flight feathers before clipping their wings though otherwise they will grow them and then fly.

#8
kennethw

kennethw

    Grand Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 208 posts
  • Locationhants/Dorset border
and keep an eye on feather growth as this will eventually happen and they will be able to fly




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users