How high can a clipped wing Muscovy fly?

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Caribou

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It depends on how short you cut the feathers and how many of them. Remember, the feathers grow back in.
My experience is with parrots, not ducks but I expect it would apply. the idea of clipping one wing makes it harder for them to control the direction of their flight. I might consider some netting over their enclosure.
 

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After having hawks and other predators take chickens and rabbits I will never build another pen without a sturdy fence roof.
 

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Thanks guys. Hmm may have to pinion in that case, since I've heard it's more effective and people haven't seen their birds fly more than 3 feet high after the procedure. I hate to make them literally "sitting ducks" but I can't afford them flying over the fence with Muscovy laws, and this is a huge area (1/2 acre) I don't think a top would be very economical.
 

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