when will they stop girdling my apple trees!?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by fordguy, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. fordguy

    fordguy Out Of The Brooder

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    all the geese are kept in an orchard with chickens adn turkeys...I noticed recently they started killing my small apple trees! will they do this in winter or all year long? even with grass available?
     
  2. glenntwo

    glenntwo Out Of The Brooder

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    How small are the seedlings? Anyway you can put some mesh fence around them?
     
  3. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They will do it until there are no more apple trees... [​IMG]
     
  4. Arcnadius

    Arcnadius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Loosely wrap hardware cloth (.25 inch) around the trees. The cloth should be tall enough to keep your geese from stretching their necks over it. Oh, and overlap the edges so you can expand the circle as the trees grow.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They will stop only when you put fencing around the trees.
     

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