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Can my geese free range in a lake and come home?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by BackyardFarmer4, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. BackyardFarmer4

    BackyardFarmer4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 Chinese geese and I live near a lake and want to let them free range. I was wondering if they could free range in the lake and come home. its a big lake and there's only a family of 2 Canada geese and goslings every year. any info would be great! Thanks in advance! [​IMG]
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it a public lake?
     
  3. BackyardFarmer4

    BackyardFarmer4 Out Of The Brooder

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    yes its a public lake.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I would be hesitant to let my water fowl swim in a public lake especially if there are people out in motor boats. I'm over protective though. Do you live right on the water so they would know where to come home?
     
  5. BackyardFarmer4

    BackyardFarmer4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry i didn't respond right off I've been busy but yes there is motor boats but im not to worried about people hitting or harming my geese/ducks I know almost everyone they goes on the lake. And the coop is only like 150-200 ft from the water.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    You know it's a gamble, they may decide they like the lake and not come home or they may like the lake and still come home. You just will never know till you try.
     
  7. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't want you to allow this. ):
     
  8. Ica94

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    My home (its a townhome) is located right next to a lake, like 15 ft the most to get to the lake. I have one chinese goose and two pekin ducks and took them to the lake to free range since its so close to my home. Houses surround the lake so they cant go far, but they prefer the lake than coming in to the coop at night.lol but if u train urs right they should come in at night. Lure them in with treats:)
     

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