Four Feet Isn't High Enough

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Dwen, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Dwen

    Dwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    How about stringing twine from one side to the other every couple of feet? If they don't have a clear path out, I would expect them to stay put.
     
  3. Dwen

    Dwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would this be for more of a visual than physical deterrent?
     
  4. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hopefully both. If they can't fully spread their wings to hop over the fence, it should become much more difficult for them to escape. Sue
     
  5. Dwen

    Dwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, I see. Like netting over their pasture?
     
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    clip one wing on each, they will unlearn the fly/leap over the fence. Our geese all have the same fence and never go over the top, including the American flock. Any who show any interest in "attempted flight" get a wing clipped. They regrow when they molt and we usually only have to trim once to teach them to stay in.
     
  7. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Exactly!!
     
  8. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had a quarrelsome gander that I wanted to separate from the others, but he would clear the fence to get to them, so I put in a 12/18" strip of weldmesh at a 45º or so angle all around the fencing so that it was jutting over his head when he went to the fence. Maybe even 90º would work better? Then secure it with some thick wire. This worked for me.
     

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