should i clip the wings?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by sydney13, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    i have a toulouse gosling and ive heard that they can fly and my neighbors would definitely not be to hapy about my goose pooping in their yard. so when i let her out to free range do you think she might fly over the 3 foot fence into the other yards or would she just stay close to her coop (we have 1 acer)? and if i clipped the wings do you just clip the tips of the wing feathers?
    and by the way she is a production toulouse not the dewlap type [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010
  2. blissdragon

    blissdragon Out Of The Brooder

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  3. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

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    It is to hard to explain but in different books you can find it!
     
  4. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    i after reading some i understand how to do it but is it necessary, do you think she will fly over the fence [​IMG]
     
  5. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I doubt it. I have had many Chinese geese, and they only flew a little for about a month before they were a year old . I imagine toulouse geese are much heavier than Chinese, so they probably won't fly at all. Even if they can fly a little if they have food, water, and love on your side of the fence, I am sure they will stay. [​IMG]
     
  6. blissdragon

    blissdragon Out Of The Brooder

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    If they have a runway, especially a downhill runway or if there is a strong headwind...especially if she gets scared or has a reason to be on the other side.
    Dana
     
  7. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in a windy area. We also get alot of devil winds and nice size twisters. Those type of things get my birds flying. I have 5 fenced acers. My fence is 6 ft tall. They don't go over often but it does happen.
     

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