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Are Geese fence busters?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Gator113, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Gator113

    Gator113 In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2009
    Port Angeles, Washington
    I am going to start raising Geese. I'm starting with as many as 4 to 6, hopefully paired Toulouse grays. I have 5 acres of barbed-wire cattle fencing and I don't want to replace the wire.... too much money!

    I want to move them from section to section, thus I need an easily moved and setup portable fence. I have been considering the webbed net fence, but I really don't want to bother with the electric.

    So, is electric fencing recommended for these guys and are they fence busters???

    Recommended products and sources?????

    Thank you,


  2. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    oh golly.. you can just keep them behind a low fence. not sure i'd use electric with waterfowl tho. i've used low field fence and hog panels and one of the geese have flown the coop.

    good luck!
  3. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    I use electric poultry mesh and it works beautifully. Geese are not fence busters by any means. My mesh is 48" high and no geese have cleared it. My ducks have, but not the geese.

    Good luck.
  5. Kim65

    Kim65 Songster

    May 29, 2009
    Washington state
    Usually if a goose can't step over it, it will obey the "fence". A two foot ornamental fence will keep them in. I'm sure there are some geese who might fly over it, but I haven't had one of those kind yet.

    Fencing geese is much more about keeping geese eating predators out of the goose pen than keeping geese in the pen, IMHO. As long as they are safe, even that plastic chicken wire stuff will do [​IMG]
  6. Gator113

    Gator113 In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2009
    Port Angeles, Washington
    Thank you folks.

    We will be doing a little of "all of the above" this weekend.


  7. Country Parson

    Country Parson Songster

    Oct 1, 2010
    Bellefontaine, OH
    I have one embden goose that has cleared my 4ft wire-mesh horse fence twice now. I have a 50x16ft run and when I let them out in the morning they usually rush out flapping their wings. I noticed a few of them flying 3.5 to almost 4ft high, and then twice now I've find a goose outside the fence. Others in the area who have geese have told me they've never encountered that problem. Seems rare, but I have at least one jumper/flyer.

  8. My GIANT saddleback pomeranian squats down real low and wide, and leaps over our 4' fences. It is terrifying. Her wingspan is like 5' at least, and she is super scary. if the fence doesn't have a LID on it, she's over it. my male chinese will jump a 3' fence no problem, but tends to respect the 4 footer.
  9. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    I hope not because we just put up a 28 inch fence today to keep our geese home from the neighbors.
  10. Chickies-duckies-etc

    Chickies-duckies-etc Songster

    Jun 5, 2008
    What kind of predators are on the other side of that barbed wire fence? Almost anything can come through it. The fence you have enclosing the geese will need to keep the predators out for your geese to be safe.

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