10 foot tall & bullit proof?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Yetti, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Yetti

    Yetti Songster

    Isn't that the way all teenagers think? my geese are coming into their own this spring and I have gotten a few laughs. however they are temping fate I think? two of my big boys think they are all that since they fight with each other to no end. today I saw a hawk come in close to take a look at them. mind you they out weigh the hawk, but he knows how to use what he's got. think the boys can take him?
    secondly the group as a whole has gotten braver. they have been strolling the back field for grass to nibble. they were almost to the pond back there today! thats like 500' from the house.

  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Songster

    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
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  3. psue

    psue Songster

    Feb 12, 2012

  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    Yeah, ganders are tough guys until someone stamps their foot and says "Boo!"

    It would be unusual for a hawk to make an attempt at geese.

    Great horned Owls can kill geese and eagles can kill geese. Although, I have bald eagles flying over my poultry every day and they've never been interested in going after my birds.
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    My Emden gander has been king of the barnyard for 4 years now, my oldest Muscovy drake very much respects him, but today and yesterday I saw my young Muscovy drake actually chasing my gander and then when my gander was laying down my drake got on his back. What in the world is going on? I know Samson my gander is a big scardy cat but he had my one drake convinced other wise then comes this 8month old drake and is Chasing him, I don't understand.

  6. Yetti

    Yetti Songster

    I got a good laugh this morning, the herd moved down the hill and was staking out the brush pile down there, meanwhile the ducks were being nervous Nelly's up on the hill watching. if you could only hear what they were thinking watching the geese leave them behind?
    the ducks seldom ever go around the fence to get in the back pasture. I think they were getting kinda freaked out that the barnyard barons had all flown the coop and nobody was standing by to protect them.
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I enjoy watching all the antics that goes on around here. It sure beats watching the news. Did your ducks ever go down to where the geese were?

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