Canada Geese and Chickens ??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Baldguy, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Baldguy

    Baldguy New Egg

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    In a couple of months we'll start seeing wild geese around my house. My chickens aren't free ranging, but would they get along with wild geese if they were ? The geese come to my yard ( I live on a canal ) foraging, and I'm wondering what type of entertainment to expect.
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Shouldn`t be too much drama. The geese will chase the chickens 2-3 feet and go back to whatever they were doing. The chickens will stay at a safe distance.
     
  3. schlitch

    schlitch Out Of The Brooder

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    As lollipop stated it shouldn't be a problem. We have chickens and the Canadian Geese. Last year the Geese raised 5 of their own they didn't bother each other. They are back and often venture up to where the chickens are and the chickens often head to where they are too in the evenings. Haven't seen any problems other the past 2 years.
     
  4. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    California
    I have wild turkeys year round that travel through my property and they only chase the chickens during mating season. Outside of mating season, the chickens will give the turkeys a wide berth. I think the chickens are intimidated because of their size. Occasionally the Canadian Geese will visit for a short time but have never caused any problems.
     
  5. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Geese are good guard animals, I know that for sure.
     

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