Are geese fox deterents?!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by chickenz101, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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! [​IMG]
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote: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.
     
  3. Yetti

    Yetti Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
     
  4. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It only takes one fox that's not afraid of your birds, and he will eat your geese.
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    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.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    A mob of geese may give a fox a run for his money, if only one fox and 6 or so geese.
     
  7. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH ok, thanks! any animals, or anything that can be used to kep the fox away!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I have heard that donkeys are good for keeping livestock safe.
     
  9. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    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!

    Suzie
     
  10. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG] 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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