Goose to guard chickens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Wyo Chick, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Wyo Chick

    Wyo Chick Songster

    Has anyone ever heard of a goose as a guard for chickens? It would guard against hawks.
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
  3. toddy111

    toddy111 Songster

    Lol !!!! a goose to guard chickens - i think that would be funny to look at !!![​IMG]
  4. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    If you raise a single goose with the chickens, and keep it in the same pen/coop at night then they will bond as flock mates and stay together during the day and the goose will help deter flying predators to an extent.

    I have a large flock of geese that free range with my ducks and chickens and I rarely have flying predator problems, most likely because of the presence of the geese.

    Keep in mind that hawks are fast and sometimes quite bold in spite of the presence of geese, dogs, or even humans.


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