Meanest goose breed

Discussion in 'Geese' started by calpal212, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. calpal212

    calpal212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking at geese and I want a guard goose or four, I just want to know the meanest goose that will chase deer and attack small predators.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @calpal212 there aren't any geese that can stand up to a predator with teeth. even small preds. a couple years ago a African goose was killed by a mink the member posted about it. They are not guard animals you should consider a Live stock guardian dog if you want something to protect your birds. Geese will sound an alarm if scared or threatened but usually by then it's too late.
     
  3. Vosh Sahaal

    Vosh Sahaal Out Of The Brooder

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    Geese can and will deter predators. That is it, deter. When times get hard predators get desperate and stupid. A goose can cause serious injury. Similar to a mouse blinding a snake. But it cannot cause a quick kill. It can batter and bruise. It can look very scary. But it cannot kill a predator. That said metzer has "super" Africans which are very big and loud. They can make many smaller predators, everything short of an eagle or coyote think twice as long as they are only so hungry. Plus they can let a big old dog and you know that there is a nice pelt on your property.
     
  4. calpal212

    calpal212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very interested in geese but I just wanted to know which are the most protective, thank you all
     
  5. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Geese are not protective to any species but it's own. Any predator with teeth or claws can take down a goose. Please do not buy any if you are going to expect them to fend for themselves. They're birds.
     
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  6. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please don't spread the idea that a goose can hurt a predator. They cannot. The worst a goose could do is give them a bruise from their bite or wings, but they will die soon after because when a predator is looking for prey, they won't care that they've been "bitten". A mouse is fast, it can run and hide, many geese are slow compared to predators and they typically cannot just lift off the ground on a whim.
     
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  7. Vosh Sahaal

    Vosh Sahaal Out Of The Brooder

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    Seen an emben rupture a coon's eye. I know it did it because it was still gooey after I put a 45 through the varmit. I even traced the entry and exit cause I could hardly believe it. Predators don't like big loud aggressive things. Predators are cowards. A hungry predator don't care. One that is't desperate will choose easier quarry. For the record the good did live. It was injured pretty bad and was never the alpha gander again.
     
  8. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this one time is enough to encourage people to leave their POULTRY out to fend for themselves? How irresponsible of you.
     
  9. Vosh Sahaal

    Vosh Sahaal Out Of The Brooder

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    Did I say to? No. I said they are a deterrent. An early warning system as well. If you read either post you will see there is follow up. In the first I suggest having both canine and human assistance. If the man wants to provide every possible security and free range I say power to him. He might have to accept losses but he can reduce them. I am providing methods how. I lock my animals up at night. That particular goose was not mine. I was house sitting when I was in high school. This it being a 45 and not a 10mm.
     
  10. calpal212

    calpal212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everybody, I was not planning on letting my geese fend for them selves I would like to get some geese and just wanted to know which ones would be better for free ranging and protective.
     

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