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        07-07-2014, 10:01 PM
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    Weanling
    Clipped wings

    So I just wanna ask a very simple question. I found a goose today that had it's wings clipped. My question is can his wing feathers grow back out? Or will he never have wings again?
         
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        07-07-2014, 10:09 PM
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    Yearling
    If they just clipped the feathers it won't be a problem, next time the goose molts he will grow new ones.
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        07-07-2014, 10:11 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Shoebox    
    If they just clipped the feathers it won't be a problem, next time the goose molts he will grow new ones.
    How often do they molt and I will get pictures of his wings tomorrow
         
        07-07-2014, 11:33 PM
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    Yearling
    With a quick Google search it looks like geese molt in the june-july months, and during that time they can not fly until the new flight feathers grow in. Are you sure they were clipped and he's not in the middle of a molt?
         
        07-08-2014, 08:00 PM
      #5
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Shoebox    
    With a quick Google search it looks like geese molt in the june-july months, and during that time they can not fly until the new flight feathers grow in. Are you sure they were clipped and he's not in the middle of a molt?
    Well here are some pics of his wings.
         
        07-08-2014, 08:06 PM
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    Cat
    Green Broke
    A clip will leave smooth edges. Those look tattered like maybe something tried to get him or he molts poorly. I had a duck that would look like something the dog dragged home for about 3 weeks until the new feathers came in.
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        07-10-2014, 05:23 PM
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    Yearling
    Yeah, that is not a clip, I agree with Cat. If he's in the middle of a molt, the feathers should grow back soon. If something disturbed the molt, it will be a year before he gets new feathers in - but he will get them back regardless.
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