Pinoned my first baby today.....

Discussion in 'Geese' started by mominoz, May 12, 2011.

  1. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did it.[​IMG] I looked up all the links (like 3!) I could find. Gathered 3 cutting tools. Grabbed my stomach. I am squeamish about hurting anything:th but I just recieved my first Shetland goose in one of my duckling shipments, with 4 more coming from Holderreads. They are a mini-type goose , smaller than average and pretty rare. I don't want the chance they could get over the fences and wing clipping gets to be a drag. My Tufted buffs , one can fly 5-8 feet high and 50-60 feet at least, at 2 years sooooooooooo. And with coyotes, and neighbor pitbulls.....one flight over could be fatal.
    Well, the heavy toenail clippers didn't work [​IMG]. So I got hubbys wire cutters. I need to get some smaller ones, as the babies are small and lots of my fencing type tools and cutters are too big. The wire cutters did it real clean. No bleeding. One peoop. But not any more than when they step on each other or peck at each other, so I survived [​IMG]
     
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Unreal! Whew!
    I would have been sweating bullets!
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  3. mcbirdlady

    mcbirdlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I am new to this but I am wanting to find a sebastopol baby goose. Any one near Iowa?
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  4. Gracie9205

    Gracie9205 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I recommend you start a new thread so you don't hijack this one [​IMG] And [​IMG]
     
  5. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I couldn't do it,i can hunt and trap hundreds of animals each year,but i could bring myself to pinion a day old duck or goose [​IMG].
     
  6. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ummm, I don't have geese, so what does pinioned mean? [​IMG]
     
  7. Kitty135

    Kitty135 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's where you cut the tip of there wings off with a pair of toenail clippers to render them flightless.
     
  9. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you find the directions I hope to have Muscoys soon
     
  10. DuckDuckDuckGoose

    DuckDuckDuckGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a quick question??? Do you have to pinion Khaki Campbell Ducks? Never had this kind of duck so really not sure if they fly or not? By the looks of the wings my guess is he can't fly but just wanting to know, cause he is my goslings best duck and I don't want him to fly away. [​IMG]
    Thanks,
    T.
     

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