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Will dogs kill my geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by LindseyM12, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. LindseyM12

    LindseyM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi again, I have two African geese and I need to let them free range. My question is, will a dog kill a full grown goose?? We have 4 dogs and 2 of them will kill chickens and ducks. 1 of them has killed 2 ducks and 4-5 chickens. Thanks!!
     
  2. floridaquilter

    floridaquilter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know of many dogs that can certainly kill geese! if not kill then damage badly. Some geese are quite aggressive and can put a hurtin on a dog but I sure wouldn't take a chance of them surviving a dog attack. I have a chain link fence around my yard and the geese free range. If a predator comes close to the chicken house they will sound off wildly. Scares off most predators but a stubborn dog can't be stopped by the honking.
     
  3. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can mine dog gets the beating from the geese:lol:
     
  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure a big enough and strong enough dog can be a danger. Coyotes get geese all the time, even fierce ganders. I wouldn't take a chance, either.
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I think that they CAN kill a goose..
    But (knock on wood)..mine dogs didnt...
    One day my dogs got into my backyard and killed all my ducks.. [​IMG]
    There was one surviving duck being guarded by my geese.
    And my dogs are big saint bernards... So they could have EASILY killed my geese.... but they didnt.
    I think dogs tend to go after the smaller/flighty animals.. chickens and ducks..etc..
    But i would never say that a goose is safe with a dog..never.
     
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  6. LindseyM12

    LindseyM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thx guys. I dont know what to do! My geese need more space! [​IMG] Dumb dogs....
     
  7. Hillbilly_Curt

    Hillbilly_Curt Out Of The Brooder

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    I lost my first goose to 2 dogs. They came into the yard, killed it and left. He was making a break for the pond but didn't get there.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If those dogs have gotten away with multiple killings of ducks and chickens, they will kill your geese. There are several solutions: build better pens, train your dogs, get rid of the dogs, or get rid of your birds. It is our responsibility to protect the animals that we dicide to acquire. Anything less is negligence. Not meant to be harsh-just realistic.
     
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  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    n/m
     
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  10. LindseyM12

    LindseyM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The ducks that the dog killed were my bathroom and the door SOME HOW got open. :'( The chickens he killed I had them free ranging and I told my family NOT to let them out and someone forgot [​IMG] I dont like dogs, so if I got my way the dogs would be gone but they aint mine. [​IMG] So dont go thinking that I'm not taking care of my animals.
     

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