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Geese. The best guard bird out there.

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I've been looking into getting geese for meat and home protection.

 

Here are some things I have learned from friends who have geese, and internet research:

They are fairly easy to keep,

They make great guard dogs ;)

you don't have to have a pond,

and they make a delicious dinner!

 

(However, I have not tried goose meat myself)

 

What they need:

a clean bucket of water a day to dunk their heads in/drink from

a kiddie pool for paddling around in,

grass for them to keep trimmed ;)

A fox-proof place to sleep at night,

and some straw for bedding.

 

Geese owners;

Thoughts? Experience? Please share!

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for guard purposes.. i learned from the dope dealers we arrested, that the guinea hens are best. at least they are great alarms, geese sheet so much and carry a huge amount of pathogens in their excrement.

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for guard purposes.. i learned from the dope dealers we arrested, that the guinea hens are best. at least they are great alarms, geese sheet so much and carry a huge amount of pathogens in their excrement.

 

Guineas are death on snakes too-I plan on getting a few for my BOL when I get settled.

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If you are going to keep poultry and are worried about foxes have a look at http://www.foxlights.com/.

 

We have not had a fox attack since we purchased two lights nearly two years ago.

 

It also pays to keep baiting and shooting them if possible as just by driving them away only gives the problem to someone else.

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