Geese eating bugs

Discussion in 'Geese' started by swheat, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
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    I was watching my Sebastopols yesterday and saw them chasing after a cricket...that was a first for me. I didn't know they would eat insects.[​IMG]

    Have any of you seen them eating insects ?
     

  2. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Songster

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    Mine do. They apparently didn't get the memo about geese not eating insects. They'll even stalk the butterflies. [​IMG]
     
  3. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Songster

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    Maybe it varies with the breed.
    I rarely see my Sebastopols eating bugs.
     
  4. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Songster

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    They must ingest some by accident while foraging.


    But on purpose? Maybe they're being territorial! To a bug! [​IMG]
     

  5. chseeads

    chseeads Songster

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    My buffs will eat the occasional bug, but they're not gungho for bugs or anything.
     
  6. Kim65

    Kim65 Songster

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    I've seen mine go after bugs but I thought they were just chasing after them, like a nuisance or an enemy. I never saw them actually eat one.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    That's what I would think, they are protecting their area from the viscious monsters!

    My embden ate a fly once, when it was a baby. The gosling was sitting on the grass between my feet, and the fly landed on my leg. "Land on MY mommy?? Take THAT!" [​IMG]
     

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