Where can i get some canada geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Tripp P, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Tripp P

    Tripp P Out Of The Brooder

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    I really want to find some canadas for my lonely one
    Does anybody have a few extras?
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In Canada. (Sorry I had to).
     
  3. Tripp P

    Tripp P Out Of The Brooder

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    ok but really
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check local craigslist and post an ad there. As far as anyone giving away canadian geese.... good luck with that.
     
  5. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Protection of Canada Geese

    Canada Geese are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Act of 1918 . This Act makes it illegal to harm or injure a goose and damage or move its eggs and nest, without a Federal permit. Not complying with the Federal Act can result in fines ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 and this also applies to an untrained dog’s actions..
    Although, protection from hunters has proven beneficial in bringing back what was once a dwindling goose population, factors such as climate change and urban sprawl have helped to manifest into a new phenomenon . . . goose residency year round!
    Resident Canadian geese are geese which no longer migrate back north. They stay permanently within the same geographical location year round. This growing phenomenon has occurred largely because these geese have found ample food, safety and nesting sites within the nicely manicured lawns and retention ponds that dot our sprawling urban landscape.
    Each of these resident Canadian geese will eat 2-3 pounds of grass and deposit approximately 1-2 pounds of (potentially, disease and parasite contaminated) droppings every day. These geese become habituated to people -- live longer, begin reproducing younger and become more aggressive at nesting time than do migratory geese. The resident goose population is nearly doubling in size every five years.

    Sorry,
     
  6. Kevin565

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    I believe this only applies to Wild Specimens. With proper permits you can keep Canada Geese. You can get goslings from E Fowl. http://www.efowl.com/Canada_Goslings_p/1080.htm
     
  7. Tripp P

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    ok does anybody know of anybody that has any besides hatcheries because i dont really want to wait a few years for 6 little geese.
     
  8. Kevin565

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    You can try an ad in your local newspaper or Craigslist
     
  9. lovesgliders

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    I've seen hatching eggs on eBay recently.
     
  10. Tripp P

    Tripp P Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks i tried craigslist with no luck but i ll tried ebay
     

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