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post #11 of 17

Some domesticated geese do fly actually Chinese for one and there is a pic of some Toulouse flying in this goose thread too. Not saying the wings should be clipped  because if geese are going to be let loose on a lake that maybe their only means of getting away from a predator.  I hope you can keep them inside a fenced in area and safe, They are beautiful geese too. My white Embden gander is a biter, I watch at all times where he is and if he even touches me with his bill  I will pick him up and walk around with him always holding onto his neck to keep his bill away from my face. This seems to humiliate him I also have had to pin him to the ground he is hard headed and ornery but I love him and will not let him intimidate me. Today my young Toulouse gander tried to bite me [we're getting close to breeding season in another month] so He got the treatment I picked him up and carried him around for a while too.

 

Ganders have times when they a less hateful usually between late summer and end of year. a short window, lol They take their job as protector of their mate and goslings very seriously. Another reason they should not be left to wander around a lake  where people live that is where they get into trouble.

Bless you for caring about them.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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post #12 of 17

Someone once told me that if you extend your arm out, close your fist and wave it around like a goose neck, that the goose will back off.  It does work.   My main trouble was during egg laying season...I got mad and chased the goose, she never did bother me again.  lol

Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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post #13 of 17
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Someone once told me that if you extend your arm out, close your fist and wave it around like a goose neck, that the goose will back off.  It does work.   My main trouble was during egg laying season...I got mad and chased the goose, she never did bother me again.  lol

I'll have to try that but I have a feeling if I stuck my arm out and closed my fist and waved it I'd have a gander stuck on the end of it.  lol

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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post #14 of 17

I used to be fast enough to grab their neck close to their head and then use my other hand to push down on their back to show I was the alpha but I'm not fast enough to do that anymore.  Unless it's egg season I can grab mine and hug them.  I only have one now , her sister died.  She was 10 years old.

 

My first goose was a gander.  He imprinted on me and attacked everyone so I gave him to a fellow goose lover who also said they couldn't deal with him either.  But I think now I could work it out, but who knows.

Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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post #15 of 17
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I used to be fast enough to grab their neck close to their head and then use my other hand to push down on their back to show I was the alpha but I'm not fast enough to do that anymore.  Unless it's egg season I can grab mine and hug them.  I only have one now , her sister died.  She was 10 years old.

 

My first goose was a gander.  He imprinted on me and attacked everyone so I gave him to a fellow goose lover who also said they couldn't deal with him either.  But I think now I could work it out, but who knows.

So he probably ended up someone dinner? 

 

I honestly don't think geese are meant to imprint on humans especially a gander, imagine how confusing for one to want to have a mate and to think we should be his mate and then he has no idea why we can't be his mate.  I have a Muscovy drake that was raised by me because his mom rejected him, boy did we go through alot before he finally realized I was not going to be his mate. I also got him some females of his very own which helped alot. It has to be so confusing for them though.

I can still gab them by the neck and hold them down but it takes alot. I'm no spring chicken. lol

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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post #16 of 17

No he didn't end up as someone's dinner.  He ended up on a farmer's lake with some others to have as friends but was sad nevertheless he couldn't stay with the guy who was in college learning to be a Veterinarian.  He attacked everyone.

 

I thought he was a duck.  I got him and a pekin at the same time , that was all that was left at the farm store.  They were both white.  He was a Chinese and she turned out to be a Pekin.  I had no idea he would imprint, and my daughter was only 6 and he attacked her constantly, so he couldn't stay.    But I was hooked on geese after that, so then bought two Toulouse geese and everything went well after that. 

 

That long neck is like a swaying snake so can be scary if it gets loose.  haha

Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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post #17 of 17
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No he didn't end up as someone's dinner.  He ended up on a farmer's lake with some others to have as friends but was sad nevertheless he couldn't stay with the guy who was in college learning to be a Veterinarian.  He attacked everyone.

 

I thought he was a duck.  I got him and a pekin at the same time , that was all that was left at the farm store.  They were both white.  He was a Chinese and she turned out to be a Pekin.  I had no idea he would imprint, and my daughter was only 6 and he attacked her constantly, so he couldn't stay.    But I was hooked on geese after that, so then bought two Toulouse geese and everything went well after that. 

 

That long neck is like a swaying snake so can be scary if it gets loose.  haha

Yes they can .lol 

 

Well I am glad he is living a good life with other geese.

Oh good glad you have had a good experience with geese I sure do love mine but they can be very trying at times they are like  a gang going after all the other birds.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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