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Do Geese Fly?

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Can all geese fly or is it just some breeds? Im getting four goslings probably african, and I wanna know if those are able to fly

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Originally Posted by crash0330 

Can all geese fly or is it just some breeds? Im getting four goslings probably african, and I wanna know if those are able to fly


Most domestic breeds do not fly. Many individual birds are capable of flight during their first year after their wings have developed but their body hasn't put on so much weight that the wings can't get them in the air. pure Africans  get heavy fast and seldom fly, chinas the smaller version of the africans usually can fly if they want to.

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One of my adult Pilgrim Mixes flew away... but then again we live on a 500ft elevation. She had no problem getting up into the air about 10-15 feet and then flew right down the hillside. We tried to look for her because it was December and we were kind of worried but we never found her. She probably became someones Christmas Dinner.

I have the following birds: Chickens: Delaware, Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Red, Black Australorp, Barred Rock, Bantam Non-molting Phoenix. Ducks: Runner ducks, occasionally others. Geese: Mutts to look after the ducks.

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I have the following birds: Chickens: Delaware, Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Red, Black Australorp, Barred Rock, Bantam Non-molting Phoenix. Ducks: Runner ducks, occasionally others. Geese: Mutts to look after the ducks.

I sell some hatching eggs on ebay under member id edentiafarms: http://myworld.ebay.com/edentiafarms

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post #4 of 24

Some breeds do some don't. Africans are a heavy breed an probably wont be light enough too. Especially if you keep them pleasantly plump! tongue

Some Africans are more like chinese though and might be small enough, but even the chinese-like ones I've seen were big.

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I am a proud member of FFA, the Future Farmers of America
I breed Large Buff Dewlap Toulouse geese, LF Salmon Faverolles and LF Blue Salmon Faverolles. I ship eggs. Email if interested. : )

My website http://napoleonwaterfowlfarm.webs.com/ and my new updated photos for 2012 here http://jorgensenwaterfowl.webs.com/apps/photos/

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post #5 of 24

I most of last summer and fall trying to teach two geese to fly by running down hill with them.  Our Roman got some lift a few times, and the chinese did a few nose dives.  I had great fun, the neighbors who saw made sure to take their morning coffee on their back decks to watch and laugh, the geese got lots of exercise, but no one ever flew...  big_smile

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WELL.....I have a pair of African Geese.  My Madeline is the flyer of the two. They are 5mos old.

Just this morning I heard her take off, fly above my head and landed on our barn roof!  She had to figure out how to get down...LOL

She is such a show off.  I doubt they would ever fly away...they are too sociable with us.


Edited by Bluewater57 - 11/3/13 at 11:09am
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My geese usually only get up to 4 feet off the ground. At that height the only fly about 30 feet. Bori, my 1 1/2 year old gander only gets a foot off the ground.
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post #8 of 24
My geese fly - I have poms and they fly anything up to a couple of hundred meters (but generally only fly 30-40) about 8-10' off the ground. They always come back though.
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WEll...the hatchery was supposed to send French Toulouse geese, a pair for mating.  I, unfortunately received African Geese.

If they send replacements, I will then have 4.   The African geese are very vocal  !!!!

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WEll...the hatchery was supposed to send French Toulouse geese, a pair for mating.  I, unfortunately received African Geese.

If they send replacements, I will then have 4.   The African geese are very vocal  !!!!

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 17 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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