Geese and Sandy

Discussion in 'Geese' started by laturcotte1, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. laturcotte1

    laturcotte1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    The day before Sandy was to hit our geese Betty and June would come up on the deck and call until I came out. I'd come out tell them everything was alright they would go back down the stairs and slowly walk to their pen. The pictures are so identical because they'd come up call me then walk away literally every 15-20 minutes, they did this at least a dozen times, as if to tell me "ITS COMING". When Sandy hit I locked them in their coop and they were very happy to stay in safe. We call them our nervous Nellies. I love my Nellies.


  2. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2012
    SW Florida
    How cute! I wonder if they could really tell that a storm was going to hit. Did you have a lot of wind come through?
  3. Mac14

    Mac14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2012
    Northern California
    That's so cute! Animals can predict earthquakes, can they predict the weather too? :)
  4. laturcotte1

    laturcotte1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    We did get wind but the gusts were only 50-60 mph. Hardly any rain, thank God. We live on the side of a mountain and when we get inches of rain we are trouble.
    My girls are a little crazy they also love the snow. They fly (well sort of) up and down the yard. They would just stay out eating it flapping in it finally I have to make them go in and lock the door. Their feet get so red and I'm sure numb that they will lay on them warm them and start again. CRAZY
    They let me know when the crows are coming. They will run up and down the yard yelling way before they arrive.
  5. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2012
    Central Maine
    Funny, now that you mention this, I have to say my geese and ducks were acting different as well. Didn't think much about it at the time as I was trying to get everything ready for all my birds in case we lost power.

    They were right with me no matter where I went in the yard and even though they didn't stay long, they were constantly asking to go back into their pen. They never, ever do that. No bickering with the turkeys or the chickens either come to think about it. Huh, thanks for posting this!
  6. SummerChick

    SummerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2010
    Somerset, Texas
    What sweet looking geese you have! And wow the snow picture with them is quite awesome!
  7. ChristineR

    ChristineR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    WA state
    Animals definitely know when something is up. I was outside feeding the neighbor's horses on the morning of the 2001 Nisqually earthquake here in WA. As I walked down the path through the trees to the barn, I remember thinking, "wow, it's quiet this morning." Normally the birds would be chirping up a storm in the morning. A few minutes later the earthquake hit.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by