Guard Geese

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by anthonyjames, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Port Washington, WI
    I am looking at some methods to protect my laying flow while in the field. Mainly from overhead predators.

    In the copule acres I have to keep my layers I can't keep a dog out there so I have been keeping my birds in tractors but would like to let them run free within my netting and let them come back to my mobile hut I have for them.

    Seeing as I have about 350 - 400 layers and I have many nets I would prefer to let them in 80 x 80 area for a couple days then move, etc.

    Anyone out there have guard geese? And if you do can you recommend the best that would help with aerial predators?

  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    Even if you get geese to "guard" your flock, you're still very likely to have losses. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the geese are responsible for some themselves. If you are going to keep a completely free ranged flock, you just have to except that you'll loose some every now and then. Besides, how well can a goose guard against a fox, coyote or bobcat (if they choose to guard your chickens at all)? Good luck.

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