Pond Visitors

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by vfem, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Aug 4, 2008
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    Was out feeding the ducks and chickens and we had visitors today!

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    They weren't very scared of me walking around in the yard, but I'm definitely keeping my distance.
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Ok forgive my ignorance - what are they?
     
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Look like Canada Geese to me.
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Canadian Geese. They're most likely mine. Send them back when our snow melts [​IMG]
     
  5. eggzettera

    eggzettera Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't see them packing green cards so they look like illegal immigrants to me! [​IMG] Where is border patrol when you need them?
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    WOW, our Canadian geese are WAY bigger. Like OHMYGAWD RUN big.
     
  7. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2008
    Lucky! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Canada Goose is correct, HOWEVER... there are actually three seperate races of the Cananda Goose, and they are impossible to tell apart except by size. The largest is the Atlantic race, and they are the most common, and most commonly hated, as they can be very bossy, and MESSY in heavily populated areas, hence usually are unwelcome. The two smaller races are much less comon, and declining in numbers due to thier shy nature. If you have a good Bird Book, it may help you figure out what your looking at, but it is tough. Shape of the head, and where the white chin strap ends helps, but again, tough, and you gotta get close.

    We used to have a family group of Canadas that returned every year to raise babies, and they would eat cracked corn from our hands, but that was years ago.

    enjoy, and dont fear them too much, they are not generally aggresive!
     
  9. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I saw some about 10 years ago in Tennessee--during the summer (?)-- and they were big enough that my best friend got up on the back of the car for fear that she was going to be eaten by them!!

    Of course, I laughed myself sick and threw more bread at the car...

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  10. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    Canadian Geese now live here year round on Staten Island NY because our winters have changed so much in the past 10 years or so. They make the football fields and golf courses such a mess that sheep dogs "for hire" are now used to frighten them away. We have literally hundreds of them....and I love watching them fly over my house each day.
     

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