Originally Posted by jdywntr
Relatively new to geese. I have 1 chinese and 4 africans. My question: Should I clip their wings? Particularly the chinese?
I dont think you need to clip the Chinese goose's wings. I've only had chinese geese for what, 4 months now? And from what I've seen up to now, they dont get that high off the ground. My geese fly every day, when I let them out of their goose coop in the mornings - I think its just a way of stretching their wings, they run & flap their wings and get airborne a little bit, but only go the distance from their coop to their pool, and back again - and then they fly again when its time for them to go back in for bedtime. They havent flown higher than a foot off the ground,and when they do fly, their feet are still going as if they anticipate that theyll come in contact with the ground again soon. Because theyre bottom heavy, their bodies look like this " / " instead of this " - " when they fly. If they were to get their bodies more in a horizontal position, they might be able to cover more distance while flying. I dont know if theyre still figuring out the whole flying thing or if they're already at the point of doing all they're physically capable of. Also, another reason why I think you dont need to worry about the lone chinese in the group is because he's probably going to stick around his buddies, and not try a solo flight. My geese wont fly unless the other does.
Also, I hope you're able to post more pictures of your Chinese & African geese together when they start developing their traits. Would be cool to be able to compare them next to each other!