Fencing for American Buff Geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Oneacre Homestead, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Oneacre Homestead

    Oneacre Homestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, will a three foot fence really hold them? Can they fly? I clip my chickens wings once a year, is it the same deal with geese? Any fencing tips from you experienced geese owners? I really cannot have them getting into my husbands beautiful vegetable garden or it could be curtains!!
    Thank you!
     
  2. Hi,

    Part of the reason I like our ducks and geese is that they stay so close to the ground - unlike our chickens. Our goslings I keep in with a 2 to 3 foot puppy exercise fence that would be absolutely pointless with young chickens, but works like a charm with the geese. I have heard of geese flying over a fence, but only when it was on a steepish hill, and they had enough momentum to clear the fence at the bottom . . . on flat ground I think they are too heavy to fly very far at all.

    I hope that helps . . .

    Rachel in Washington
     
  3. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    Nebraska
    I use hog panels and they are just about three feet high - they should work just fine.
     
  4. GarlicEater

    GarlicEater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep the hog panels will do 'er.

    These aren't chickens, most of the chickens I'm familiar with (banties and old english games) will fly straight UP 10 feet or more.
     

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