Geese eating bugs

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

  1. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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