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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:55 am 
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I am considering getting a trio of call ducks. I have a lock cage for night, but was hoping they can swim in the dam during the day. My question is whether or not they will fly over the fences into the neighbours yard (who have dog!) The area of land around the dam looks like about a third of an acre with the dam in the middle. Do call ducks fly? If they do how do people keep them in safely?

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They are known as a very noisy breed, but their small size makes them desireable.
They are known to be very loud, so they may not be a good choice if you live in urban areas or have neighbors closeby.

Call Ducks can fly, so you'll need to clip their wings periodically

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Thanks for the tip. I hadn't thought about that. I'm going to look into alternative duck breeds to see if there's something that will suit me better.

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Call Ducks can fly, so you'll need to clip their wings periodically



Unless of course they are already pinioned. :)


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Cathy, I have about 50 calls at the moment in an unroofed pen. Six birds would be pinioned. I trim flight feathers when needed. They can fly like sparrows but mine find home to homely! They will fly if given a fright but have always managed to fly home.

Happyhenz, My birds are no noisier than any other duck. Of course, if they're hungry, lonely or looking for their mate they will quack. :?

They are great little birds. Cheap to feed, pretty, friendly and intelligent.

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Well they are very appealing little ducks, that's why I was interested. I don't mind a bit of noise, but I don't want to see any of them fly over a fence and meet 'Ready Freddy' the red cattle dog. He has played a little game with one of my turkeys already. Fortunately it only suffered bruising, scratches and shock, so a couple of nights in a warm box and some antibiotics did the trick. After that I netted the turkeys pen. If call ducks are more sensible than turkeys perhaps they would be ok. They certainly seem delightful little birds. Personally, I love the noise of all birds, both native and domestic. I can't understand why anybody complains, but they do. I even love the sound of my rooster crowing at 2.00am in the morning. I just roll over and go back to sleep and I know all is well in the backyard. (mind you - he's 50m from the house)

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Happyhenz, My birds are no noisier than any other duck. Of course, if they're hungry, lonely or looking for their mate they will quack.


Hi Glennie i just cut anbd pasted from another site.
Not my info but its from a duck breed info site :wink:

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You'd probably be better off with a bigger breed like pekin, silver appleyard or khaki campbell. They won't really get off the ground. It's funny when they try though!


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