N00B in Northern California

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by heartofglass, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. heartofglass

    heartofglass New Egg

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    I have not yet acquired any chickens or waterfowl. Right now I'm here to learn more about whether having a backyard goose would work for me. Right now I have a cat and two parrots who live indoors. A goose was actually recommended to me by a local policeman as an alternative to a guard dog (I do not want a dog, but I need a guard animal, and I love birds). I will post more in a thread, and hope to get some advice from goose lovers (or haters, even)! Thanks!
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! So glad you joined us.

    I have heard that geese are really good at guarding -- I've seen many people be more afraid of a goose running up and flapping its wings and honking than a dog growling, barking and baring its teeth! I know you'll get some great info on here. [​IMG]
     
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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC!! We're happy you joined us!!

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  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
     
  6. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] Welcome!
     
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    cityslickers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC. I had guard geese when I lived in the Philippines. They are very effective but make chickens look tame when they go broody.
     
  9. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  10. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert! You'll find that BYC folks are very friendly and knowledgeable and always eager to help.

    Warning: Can become seriously addicting!! [​IMG]
     

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