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GIANT CANADA GEESE at my parents lake

Discussion in 'Geese' started by animals1981, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. animals1981

    animals1981 Songster

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    I got some chinese geese for my parents lake. egyptian also are there.

    I see domestic and canada geese get along well usually? is there ever any trouble ? They are wild and mind their own business clean up weeds etc...


    Egyptian geese are a pain though.
     

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I understand Egyptian geese are pretty territorial and during breeding season will kill other birds. But this is something I have read on here not something I have personally researched. So if all of those on the lake are getting on good that's awesome.

    I'd say if it's a good size body of water with plenty of nesting spots they might all do okay together.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    Unless the lake is large the Egyptians will keep all other off the water during breeding season.
     
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  4. animals1981

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    I noticed they leave loons alone, and swans alone, I also noticed giant canada geese can chase them off. BUt i saw two egyptian geese take over a goshawks nest. That is some serious serious courage. I would not go near a goshawk nest.
     
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I had to look up goshawk not this far down. But I'd say they have to be pretty ornery to chase a goshawk off her nest.
     
  6. mountain chicken

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    some of those geese get out right mean . when I was a teenager
    many many many years ago, just walking home from school , for no reason I was attacked by a flock of 6 geese . I rolled up in a ball with my eyes covered waiting for help . I was totally helpless and terrified.

    police and fire rescue came they beat them off with small bats , those birds really did a number on me bruises from head to toe . I think if I didn't cover my eyes they probably would have gone for them as well.

    the next day police closed off a 4 block area and they shot and killed every one of those bleeping birds. They were deemed a threat to the towns safety .
     

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