Watch foul?! Security at its max!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DeeThomas, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. DeeThomas

    DeeThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is kind of an odd question but will water foul such as ducks or geese kind of watch my property maybe protect my animals for other predators such as foxes?[​IMG]
     
  2. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Sometimes they even sacrifice themselves for the sake of the flock! Oh wait, no that ended the same; didn't it!
     
  3. DeeThomas

    DeeThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ^What?^ I got the first part but the last part....
     
  4. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    most times geese will become a wachdog.
     
  5. DeeThomas

    DeeThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ha ha really, thats cool im going to hatch one.
     
  6. DarkWingDuck

    DarkWingDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    My dad kept pilgrim geese when I was a kid and they'd yell at anything that came around.
     
  7. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Please Hatch more than one! They are flock animals and really don't fit in all that well one lone goose in a flock of chickens or even ducks. If You don't want more get both the same gender or for that matter birth control is eask for birds, they need a companion.
     
  8. Tn Gamebirds

    Tn Gamebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Geese and ducks WILL NOT protect your property from foxes and the like.

    I dont now why people say they will. I have had chickens taken by foxes and coons right out of the goose pens more that once.
     
  9. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    The job of a watchman (goose) is to raise the alarm, call out the police (you). It is the job of the police to protect not the watchman.
     
  10. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    My geese are good at raising the alarm, and my gander will go after the dog (and makes moves towards the donkeys [​IMG] but then thinks better of it) but I doubt they would stand up long in a fight with a real predator.

    But they are great at honking whenever something invades their space.

    meri
     

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