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Well that was ... interesting behavior

Discussion in 'Geese' started by erinszoo, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2011
    North Central Oklahoma
    Today has been a rather bizarre day at our house and this is only one of the reasons. After four days of almost continual rain we finally got a break in the weather and a little sun this afternoon. For the last three days none of my birds have been out much and I didn't spend any time picking lettuce for them or letting them into the greenhouse for treats, so when the sun appeared I went out and picked big handfuls of lettuce for the birds. I fed the geese first because they scream and try to climb through the fence if I feed the chickens first. So they ate until as normal they started just dropping it on the ground. Then our gander suddenly picked up a mouthful of lettuce and walked over to the fence of the chicken yard and stood there holding the lettuce while the chickens pecked it out of his mouth through the fence. [​IMG]What the ....?????
  2. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
  3. Its obvious what happened, duh, the gander was talking to the chickens

    "Hey ladies, what are you up to?" and they responded like geese, so the gander thought they were geese! duh! LOL!!

  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    He heard that the 'chicken keeper' job pays well and is applying for the assistant position.
  5. lovesgliders

    lovesgliders Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    I've heard of geese adopting goslings, maybe he thinks they are (misshapen and deformed) babies?

    I don't know! Either way, though... super cute!
  6. He decided that there are no prospects of goslings, so he's going to adopt the chickens . . . How sweet - and a bit startling!
  7. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2010
    Do geese and chickens usually get on that well? I ask because we are soon to get some geese and bantams and was wondering whether they need to be kept apart.
  8. My geese mostly ignore the chickens, except to shoo them out of their way. They live together okay in a large space, but I know mine are not going to be feeding lettuce to the chickens anytime soon . . .
  9. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2010
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    So long as mine don't feed the chickens to the neighbours dog I'll be happy.

    Do you lock them at night?

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