I'm "just visiting" this forum right now. I am no where NEAR ready to invest in a swan at all right now (only chickens at the moment, and geese coming in this year). I'm not even completely sure if I will ever get any, so I'm merely asking this question out of curiosity. I know a "pinioned" bird has the tip of it's wing altered to keep it from flying properly. And apparently this keeps flying birds from flying away forever. My question is, if you raise swans who have NOT been pinioned, and raise them from a day old, do they still fly away, like a migration trip? Or do they simply fly around a lot... like to go visit the neighbor's fenced-in property? In other words, how likely are they to stick around the home of the person who raised them?