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I lost silly goose!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chickafoog, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Chickafoog

    Chickafoog In the Brooder

    May 21, 2008
    Sniff...Sniff...My goose named silly was attacked by a racoon last night. I feel so sorry for him because the racoon had eaten almost all of him....Sniff...We are thinking about getting another goose from Mcmurray though. [​IMG]
  2. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Kingman, AZ
    I'm so sorry! Hopefully with the new one or ones, you will be able to figure out how it happened and perhaps prevent a repeat.
  3. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    Did you put them away at night I lost one goose when they were small to a coon. My DH had built a goose house but it did not have a floor the very first night the coon hit and killed one and injured the other two. Now all my geese have secure houses to go into at night. If you start putting them away when they are young they will go right into the house. I always give mine alittle salad treat and when they see that bowl they make a beeline for the house
    lol Good luck with your new geese (Ihope you plan to get at least two) Micki
  4. Chickafoog

    Chickafoog In the Brooder

    May 21, 2008
    We always put Silly in a large pen in the barn.
  5. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    If you do decide to get another, make sure you get a friend, too.
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Sorry for your loss!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] You can be sure the coon will be back and probably bring some of it's family and friends.
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    ooh..i'm sorry!..[​IMG]....and i didnt even think that a 'coon would go after a big goose!..wow!...i guess they have no fear....[​IMG]

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