How to keep geese out of patio flowers?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Redwood Violet, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Redwood Violet

    Redwood Violet Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three American Buff geese and 14 duck, mostly Welsh Harlequins. The geese insist on coming up to my grandmother's patio (she lives on the farm with us) and eating her flowers. These are geraniums, primroses, gerber daisies, roses, etc. Is there a way to keep the geese out of the flowers without sitting there and guarding them all day long? Thanks!
     
  2. Talihofarms

    Talihofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A properly trained dog will keep all the animals from a certain area.
    Ours keep our gardens and patio free from all who are not invited.
    No poultry poop on the patio ever.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Or some kind of fencing. anything I don't want them to get into is fenced here.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers


    What Miss Lydia said.

    " Flowerz is tastee nummies!"
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Not just nummies but also just fun to take apart too. [​IMG]
     
  6. Redwood Violet

    Redwood Violet Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks :) It's a hard place to fence because it's right by the door. Maybe the dog and I need to have a talk.
     
  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    fencing is much simpler than months of supervised training of a dog to be trustworthy with your geese alone and to do the job you want.
     
  8. Dwen

    Dwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fence the flowers, or fence the geese? [​IMG] My geese learned early on the art of "stepping" garden fence down and clambering over it.
     
  9. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    the geese lol
     
  10. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom fenced the flowers. She used wire garden fencing similar to this, - its easy to move, and people can step over it, the geese, not so much.
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    We've also had to raise some plants off the ground so the geese can't reach them
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