Will he fly away?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by smileysal, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. smileysal

    smileysal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a 12 week old Chinese grey which we have hand reared from 2 weeks old, he lives in the house but also has free access to our large garden and a pool of his own, he is very pampered, thinks he's human, he even comes to the pub with us but my other half is worried that when he is able to he may fly away. Does anyone think that he will or like me do you think he will stay where he's best off???
     
  2. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Sounds like he has it pretty good. I would bet he knows it and sticks around.
     
  3. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No way would Jack leave home! Seriously, I doubt he'll ever try to fly. I don't think he knows he can. Besides, Jack thinks he is a human.
     
  4. Mini Coop

    Mini Coop Chillin' With My Peeps

    My Canada Goose who we had for two years just flew away the other day. We clipped the wings last year and I was going to do it again soon. I hope he's okay and found some of his own.

    Keep the wings clipped is my advise
     
  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I think Chinese get too fat to fly.
     
  6. smileysal

    smileysal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] rainplace, are you saying my boy's fat????? [​IMG]

    mini, I think canada's will always have that instinct but as a domestic breed I think soccer mom and the others are right and he's got it so good he'll stay with 'mum and dad'!!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  7. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't ever heard of a domestic goose flying away, on purpose. Maybe by accident [​IMG]

    They are deeply bonded to their flock (you, and the living creatures it shares your yard with). It's unusual that a Canada goose will fly AWAY to be with others . . . though they can fly much better than domestics. It sort of goes against their grain to leave their flock and take a big risk, being so low on the food chain and all . . .

    ETA Smiley, my juvenile Americans are so fat they can't get off the ground an inch. Not for lack of trying. I'm guessing it's fat, they do like goat's milk [​IMG] they are hopeless. My Toulouse could launch and fly ten or twelve feet when they were this age (three months old)
     
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  8. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Quote:[​IMG] rainplace, are you saying my boy's fat????? [​IMG]

    lol... yeah, fatter than my girl is [​IMG] I look at her sometimes and think "Christmas Dinner."
     
  9. smileysal

    smileysal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well he's definitely got the equipment!!! [​IMG]

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