Pet geese predicting weather changes?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by cdnley, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. cdnley

    cdnley Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2010
    My pet geese have been behaving differently this past week. They are spending less time on the water and much more time foraging around. They have been venturing further from their pond and more around the yard. The ducks follow the geese but maintain a much closer distance to the pond, kind of in between.

    This has only started happening in the last week. Environment Canada is predicting snow before Halloween (which is typical) but a colder winter. Do my geese know something I don't? Are they accurately predicting a change in the weater by eating as much grass as possible because very soon it will be all covered up? Or are they just becoming more independant (they are 5 months old).

    How does your flock behave with weather changes or before winter?

  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    I was reading the same thing in one of the magazines that I received in the mail. I'm glad that you brought this up. When I get home, I will post the magazine and link.

    It talked about everything you just mentioned - change of behavior. I never really noticed anything with my geese but I will now that you have prompted me to and because of the article.

    Thanks for posting.

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