Do your Embden or Africans fly?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by zooweemama, May 31, 2012.

  1. zooweemama

    zooweemama Songster

    Do you clip their wings? What are your personal experiences with these 2 breeds? Thanks so much!
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

    Dec 22, 2009
    Clipping isn't required for these breeds or most domestic breeds.
  3. zooweemama

    zooweemama Songster

    Thank you. I was reading Metzers site and it said maybe and that made me a little nervous.
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Birds of a Feather

    My Embden gander is way to heavy to fly they get to be big birds.
  5. zooweemama

    zooweemama Songster

    Thank you, Miss Lydia!
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    Both of our Africans can get airborn, we clip the right wing while they are young and now they stay grounded. Will have to do the same with their gosling from this year. Clipping is easy, last until the next molt.
  7. wildpeas

    wildpeas Songster

    Mar 18, 2012
    Port Orchard, Wa
    My two embdens are going to be too heavy to fly. They are 8 weeks now and their is no way they could get airborn even at this age. They are really cute though when they spread their wings and hop around the yard. They seem really proud of their "flying skills". [​IMG]
  8. RuralMama

    RuralMama In the Brooder

    May 18, 2012
    Southwestern Indiana
    I had a couple Africans for several years and they never flew. They would run with their wings out and attempt, but were just too heavy to get airborn
  9. zooweemama

    zooweemama Songster

    I guess I keep my eyes on them. haha!

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