Where did they go?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Birdladyof50, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Birdladyof50

    Birdladyof50 Out Of The Brooder

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    Last night went to bed and had 6 geese. 3 Sebastopol and 3 big white. Woke up this morning I had 2 Sebastopol and 2 big white. Came home from appointment and all that is left are 2 Sebastopol. These geese have been free range for 2 years and never had one stray or get taken by a predator. There are no signs of struggle, fethers or bodies. Did they just decide to leave, a predator or dod someone take them? What do you think?
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely no feathers is likely a person stealing them. A few feathers is likely a coyote, they kill quickly and carry off.
     
  3. Birdladyof50

    Birdladyof50 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats what i think too. No feathers what so ever. And I walked the entire 13 acres and couldnt find hide nor hair of them.
     
  4. Birdladyof50

    Birdladyof50 Out Of The Brooder

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    They wouldnt just swim away would they? They have been with me for over 3 years.
     
  5. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No definitely sounds like a person stealing them.
     
  6. Birdladyof50

    Birdladyof50 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you think there is anything I can do? Or just count my blessings that i still have a pair.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    You might try police not sure they would do anything but I'd sure lock up the 2 you have left. Get a game camera and set it up where it won't be noticed . That way what ever it is will be caught on camera.

    Very sorry for your loss @Birdladyof50
     
  8. Birdladyof50

    Birdladyof50 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank miss lydia i appreciate it. My husband thinks he might know who took them. He is going to check after work.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Please let us know what he finds. I just hate the thought someone would come on my property and steal my birds.
     
  10. Birdladyof50

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    Will do.
     

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