Having geese while living on a large river?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by serenityNH, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. serenityNH

    serenityNH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2011
    Raymond, NH

    I would like to get some geese but am wondering if it's a good idea considering that I my house is located on a large river. Will the geese go to the river and leave? I have a fenced in back yard but they will be able to see the river. Also there are lots of wild Canadian Geese that live on our river, will this be a problem?

    Thank you, any advice will be truly helpful!
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Most domesticated geese can not fly very high and if your fence is at least 4' high most likely they wouldn't be able to fly over it. Now you may have Canada geese land in your back yard for a free meal so you'd need to take that into consideration when building your geese their housing and where you put their food.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013
  3. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2012
    SW Florida
    And as long as you provide them with their own water source, like a kiddy pool or wide bucket, you're good!
  4. bluejeans

    bluejeans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2012
    New Mexico
    no i doubt very much they would leave if they had been hand raised and grained each day and put up and night .

    the problem i see would be stray cnada geese that followed yours to the grain feeder.

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