This bothers me...

Discussion in 'Geese' started by rainplace, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I saw this ad on craigslist today. The bolded bits are from me:

    Brown and White Chinese Geese - 3 Gorgeous Young Pairs - $50 (Orting, WA)
    Date: 2009-10-20, 12:18AM PDT
    Reply to: sale-scdu6-1429

    Two pairs of very healthy 9 month old Brown Chinese geese - $50 per pair. Will not break up pairs.

    Also two whites as well, I beleive they are a pair as well - $30 each or $50 for the pair.

    Chinese geese are fairly quiet and do not make noise constantly. Any intrusion that would set off a good guard dog will set of these guys as well. They are otherwise quiet and amusing and excellent slug control.

    Donald
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  2. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I would say the ad is accurate. Our Chinese geese are noisy and any disturbance sets them off.
     
  3. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

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    Quiet? Good slug control? Is he sure he doesn't have muscovies, because that doesn't sound like any chinese geese I've heard of. [​IMG]
     
  4. duck walk

    duck walk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are pretty quiet unless something odd is going on...I have five Brown Chinese...and they are not aggressive in the least...they and the ducks were all milling around my ankles as I was feeding tonight and chattering quietly...
     
  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Geese are herbivores i.e. do not eat slugs. The breed of chinese goose is known to be loud and aggressive. My little girl is not aggressive, but my goodness is she loud when she wants something. The ad upsets me because it gives, imo, the wrong impression about the geese he is selling. Or he knows nothing about the geese.
     
  6. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Something must have been wrong with my geese cause they ate worms if I threw them in there. and Slugs. My chinese where quiet unless disturbed. Mine never screamed for the heck of it.
     
  7. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    I thought all poultry were omnivores [​IMG] .I don't get it,alot of city people on here say their chickens wont eat worms or rodents,but my country gang will tear up everything just to get to a worm/mouse.
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2009
  8. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Quote:OMG, I think you're right.

    However, I've never seen my geese be interested in any bugs. They will pick them up, then toss them away.
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    They'll eat a slug before they eat their right foot!
     
  10. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    Mine are quite loud anytime someone is outside. And when someone goes by the house, and when the dogs go out, and when the ducks do somthing they dont like..... Not at all quiet if somthing is going on.

    And eat slugs? Forget it. They are all annoyed that I am starting to mix a little cracked corn into their feed, everyone else loves it! You should have seen how they eyed the wet alfalfa cubes with disgust when I put some out yesterday for the first time, you could tell they were saying 'yea right im not eating that, where are the waterfowl pellets that are $17 a bag?'
     

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