My geese are 6 months old now. Greta is still very slim and trim whereas Marina is nice and fat. Greta on the right. They spend the day in the backyard unless I am outside doing chores and then they range around. The backyard fence is 5 feet tall. Greta has on occasion taken to flying from the deck, over the fence, and into the duck yard. It's quite a distance, say 100 feet or so. Yesterday when she was out roaming she flew over the paddock fence (5 feet high) and almost into the gelding. Needless to say he was really freaked out. She was high enough and looked like she could have flown all the way over the neighbor's fence if the horse hadn't been in her way. That would have been a complete disaster since their dog would have undoubtably eaten her before we could get over there. I bought Embdens specifically for the 'they dont fly' part. I realize as a hatchery bird she may not be purebred but please tell me she will stop flying soon. I will clip her wings if necessary for her safety but I would rather not as her wings are very lovely with the grey.