Will Christmas lights bother my gander?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by DawnB, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. DawnB

    DawnB Chirping

    Hey all...

    I've read that lights at night can throw off the breeding cycle of ganders. So, my porch faces my coop (I live out in the boonies, so it's DARK-dark). The coop's about 50ish feet away from the house. My boys want to put up Christmas lights on the porch (we usually do every year.)

    So, my question...will Xmas lights, left on, till say...10-11pm cause problems with the gander? They are all white lights (if that matters). It won't be a huge loss if we can't put up lights...but I don't want to go ahead and then have problems later. The gander has a shed that he shares with my muscovies...but he won't go into the coop.

    Just looking for advice. Thanks.


  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    nope, decorate and enjoy the time with your boys
  3. DawnB

    DawnB Chirping

    Thanks so much! [​IMG]
  4. RURU

    RURU Songster

    Jan 25, 2011
    Troy, Missouri
    My Coop
    Just do not put the lights where they can get to them. They will be nosey and try a bit of them, I know mine did.
    I now know not to put them on low bushes.[​IMG]

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