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Female Goose Keeps dropping seashell into water container

Discussion in 'Geese' started by pooponshoe, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. pooponshoe

    pooponshoe Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a few very large seashells (not something she can swallow) and my Embem goose after I rinse out the water container takes the shell and drops it back in, not necessarily while I'm watching, but each day it is back in there again. She does lay an egg every other day and I am not sure if this is related to that in any way.
     
  2. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whatever it is, it's funny! Kind of like when my daughter's cat used to drop whatever she was playing with in her shoes! Including dead bugs, sometimes!
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Sounds like she is decorating!
    Do you have a tv in their pen left on HGTV all day or something?
     
  4. pooponshoe

    pooponshoe Out Of The Brooder

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    She has the whole enclosed backyard, she shares with ducks and chickens. I just thought it was very weird. I want to get some Indian Runner ducks, are they a good breed?
     
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe it's just that she plays with it, and things that she plays with end up in the water. *shrug [​IMG]
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Mine do the same thing with just about anything they can get in their mouths. Rocks, sticks etc. It is normal goose behavior.
     
  7. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have runner ducks. I like them a lot. They lay quite well and are very entertaining to watch [​IMG]

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  8. babalubird

    babalubird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I Want my own geese and runner ducks soooooo baaaaaad!!!!!!!!!

    And all these cute stories make the wait even worse.[​IMG]

    It does sound like bird play. I could write a book about that living with a bunch of parrots.
     
  9. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find all kinds of interesting things in our geese water container.
     
  10. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Geese wash there food before they eat it....Don't they???
    Or at least that is what I have always been told.

    I once caught our goose trying to dunk a kitten in the water to clean it. Thankfully I caught her before it was too late...

    I have found all kinds of odd things in the bottom of the water dishes for the geese. Even nails or pieces of glass they might find (not sure where but they find them). One time we found insolaters for our fence line in their water too, not really sure how they got them off the fence without getting shocked, but it sure answered the question why our fence kept shorting out.... [​IMG]

    (side note is this little smiley new?? [​IMG] I just noticed him and he drools....) sorry to get off topic on that....
     

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