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Old 03-15-2012, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Heading to higher ground
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That is if you are isolated in a rural setting or have a fenced garden.

Murray McMurray Hatchery - Weeder Geese

Just beware that make geese can be a little on the aggressive side. True story. Once upon a time my supervisor who owned both the farm and had geese got in a lot of hot water when the Gander decided to take a peck at his wife's back side while she was reaching into the truck to retrieve a bag of groceries. Geese will eat the weeds in a berry patch and drop fertilizer as they go.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:23 PM
 
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Sounds good to me, though I think I would rather have the turkeys..<s>
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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I don't mind having geese or turkey.... food on the table after the weed & feed!!!
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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I don't mind having geese or turkey.... food on the table after the weed & feed!!!
Now that you mention it, I wonder what a deep fried goose would be like?
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:51 PM
 
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Ducks are great too. A lot tamer. But they can be aggressive if threatened. Only issue is they stink!
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:54 PM
 
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I wouldn't get geese if I had small-statured children. When they are defending a nest or goslings, they will not hesitate to attack anything their size or shorter, including a child..

Just about the scariest thing that happened to me when I was 8 years old...
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Old 02-04-2015, 03:00 PM
 
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I wouldn't get geese if I had small-statured children. When they are defending a nest or goslings, they will not hesitate to attack anything their size or shorter, including a child..

Just about the scariest thing that happened to me when I was 8 years old...
Yes, they will. When we were visiting a friend, the geese tried to attack my young son. Our friend took him outside, turned on the water to the hose, and told him to spray them if they got too close. The geese didn't like that and kept their distance.
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