Snack ideas

Discussion in 'Geese' started by DuckLoverJake, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. DuckLoverJake

    DuckLoverJake Out Of The Brooder

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    What Snacks do you think geese would like best. I'd prefer a friendly goose that will let me get close. I heard this can be accomplished by imprinting and snacks. So what does your geese like best. Thanks so much
     
  2. Alaskan Dragonfly

    Alaskan Dragonfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine go crazy for just about any veggie scrap I offer them... especially celery (I chop it so the strings aren't too long.) They also love apples and grapes, and they turn their noses up to tomatoes. But honestly, their FAVORITE treat is dandelion greens.
     
  3. DuckLoverJake

    DuckLoverJake Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh good :) that doesn't sound expensive and another question are yours more friendly with snacks?
     
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  4. Alaskan Dragonfly

    Alaskan Dragonfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used the snacks at first to bribe them to get closer to me. Now that they are used to me being close, I can pet them and even stroke their bills without them even slightly flinching. I still give snacks, but just because they like it, not to bribe them!

    That being said, please read this thread...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/59312/goose-body-language-and-other


    My goose is always sweet, and my gander is sweet also, but he does test the waters sometimes. Be aware and keep yourself top "goose"!
     
  5. DuckLoverJake

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    Oh thanks so much :)
     

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