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Duck, duck, goose be gone!!

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  • Duck, duck, goose be gone!!

    i'm so tired of the geese in our fields the last few years, they are even going into the ring, the poop is disgusting and everywhere, we don't have a pond or any water besides the cistern, why are they coming??how do we get rid of them???

  • #2
    Originally posted by mothermucker12 View Post
    we don't have a pond or any water besides the cistern, why are they coming??
    Probably attracted to the same green grass your horses enjoy.

    how do we get rid of them???
    Find someone who has started a thread on the subject of "Help: my border collie is herding the horses/cats/children/mailman." Invite dog and owner over for a playdate.


    • #3
      My ACD loves to chase large birds. There are never any turkeys in our fields.
      Proud Mama of a BOY rider


      • #4
        You need a dog that loves to chase geese.


        • #5
          There are bird cannons that work from a propane bottle.
          All they do is go off every so often and scare the birds away.

          Our game warden provided us with some when we had way too many, into the thousands of sandhill cranes and geese staying here one year, destroying the wheat fields, that they pecked bare, trampling them into concrete and then when the wind blows caused dust storms.

          Ask yours what you can do where you are.


          • #6
            Border collies. I know of several you can borrow


            • #7
              call the local chinese restaurantf

              or have the worlds biggest Sunday dinner. It's the grass.


              • #8
                where are you mothermucker??

                my border collie says you can never be too rich, too thin or have too many geese to herd!

                honestly a border collie is your best bet, make friends with someone who has one! good luck


                • #9
                  Canada geese are disgusting!! They are pretty birds from a distance, but they foul EVERYTHING - water, grass, walkways. It's an added repulsive-ness that my dogs love to eat goose poop.

                  Good luck getting rid of them.
                  I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mothermucker12 View Post
                    i'm so tired of the geese in our fields the last few years, they are even going into the ring, the poop is disgusting and everywhere, we don't have a pond or any water besides the cistern, why are they coming??how do we get rid of them???
                    Eat them? We just paid $33 for our Christmas goose.


                    • #11
                      I can send you some respectable geese hunters....my guys love hunting geese...OK actually they love to shoot the durn things...and I have no goose in the freezer.

                      Just for eating info...goose breast makes great and I mean great jerky. No fat or ligament to trim off and it is soooo lean...yummy


                      • #12
                        We've leased our farm out the past couple of seasons for geese hunting - made a little extra money, and now no more geese.

                        Apparently, we've become a "no fly zone".

                        Originally posted by SmartAlex

                        Give it up. Many of us CoTHers are trapped at a computer all day with no way out, and we hunt in packs. So far it as all been in good fun. You should be thankful for that.


                        • #13
                          We had the same problem at work, Now I work in an office but its surrounded by a huge yard. Its the good grass. And they are gross and S*it everywhere !!

                          The guys started setting off fire crackers ( penny sitcks ) they worked like a charm and well we've officially been deemed a "no fly zone as well" except apparantly on the weekends Sure are smart arent they !!
                          Ride it like you stole it....ohhh sh*t


                          • #14
                            Border Collies, all the way.

                            And unlike some enterprising owners who have convinced all the local golf courses that this requires $5K of special training, this owner will tell you that it just comes naturally. The geese were dispatched post haste in one try. Unfortunately, the guineas, that I wanted to stay, met the same fate.
                            'Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.'
                            - Pablo Picasso