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Are geese fox deterents?!

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i was wondering if i was to get a goose to go with my indian runners, it would keep the fox away in the day? and at night they will be safe, tucked in! smile

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Originally Posted by chickenz101 

i was wondering if i was to get a goose to go with my indian runners, it would keep the fox away in the day? and at night they will be safe, tucked in! smile


One goose by itself probably couldn't deter a fox, but maybe a couple ganders could.  I have 1 gander and i think he keeps the hawks in check but I don't think he would make a very good stand up against a fox.

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post #3 of 15

I have 3 Males and 3 female Embden and they all gang up on my dog. I think if push comes to shove they will fight. my dog always runs away and almost never faces off with them.

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 6 Embden's and 4 Pekin's ( lost 2 to coyotes)

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post #4 of 15

It only takes one fox that's not afraid of your birds, and he will eat your geese.

post #5 of 15

They make great alarm system however they would not be the best choice for a deterrent. A fox could easily take down a few geese.

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post #6 of 15

A mob of geese may give a fox a run for his money, if only one fox and 6 or so geese.

Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 17 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 17 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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OH ok, thanks! any animals, or anything that can be used to kep the fox away!! smile

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OH ok, thanks! any animals, or anything that can be used to kep the fox away!! smile


I have heard that donkeys are good for keeping livestock safe.

Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 17 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 17 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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post #9 of 15

No! Not a deterrent - read my thread "Boss - an honourable death"

He was amazing and died trying to save my flock of geese - he was killed by a fox. I have two German Shepherd Dogs, one of which is always with my animals during the day - Boss was killed one February afternoon....!

Donkeys ( of which I have 4 now..... ) are great at warning - the males will bray loudly if a fox is in the vicinity and usually the fox will disappear... however, a hungry fox will stop at nothing less than a shotgun perhaps....

Sorry if this sounds depressing but it is fact!

Stay well and your geese too!

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post #10 of 15

We just lost one of our two geese to a hungry coyote(the brown chinese in my avatar). We are having such a problem, now they wait in the front yard for our birds. sad We saw the same coyote waiting this morning, in the spot my gander was killed yesterday. I am so angry, but being a child I feel so helpless. Thankfully my other goose managed to escape by flying over the fence. Honestly, only you, some good security, or an lgd will help.


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