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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:55 pm 
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Can anyone who breeds Geese tell me if geese keep snakes away? or is this just another old wives tale?

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Please do a search for more info as this was discussed a couple of week ago :D

But in short - geese may honk at but will not chase a snake away - Guinea fowl are the better birds for the task.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:44 pm 
Totally agree with TOH, the geese will make so much noise, that you will come and get rid of the snake, or the snake wantingpeace and quite, leaves.

Guinea Fowl will kill and eat small or baby snake or attack as a flock to get the snake to leave.


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Broken Bird wrote:
Totally agree with TOH, the geese will make so much noise, that you will come and get rid of the snake, or the snake wantingpeace and quite, leaves.

Guinea Fowl will kill and eat small or baby snake or attack as a flock to get the snake to leave.



I have heard this too BB

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 Post subject: Re: Goose versus Snake
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Thanks everyone I didn't realise the other thread re- guards meant snakes as I had already set this post before scrolling.

I love guinea fowls but they're very hard to keep in as I have only a small acerage, and don't want them in the neighbours yard.

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Tribe of Honk wrote:
Please do a search for more info as this was discussed a couple of week ago :D

But in short - geese may honk at but will not chase a snake away - Guinea fowl are the better birds for the task.

Honk



Yes, ...there is plenty more info about this in a few other discussions of this general topic (snakes and geese).

Peafowl are good too don't forget!! 8)
(they warn me from anything wether it be wedge-tailed eagle or snake that I find being had bigtime by a pair of peafol over in a corner of the yard :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Goose versus Snake
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I hadn't thought of Peafowl, we had peacocks and guinea fowls as kids on the Dairy farm but they were free range. The Peacocks used to travel miles.
I'll have to investigate this breed and see if they would suit my situation here. Snakes are getting too frequent a brown attacked my neighbour this week.
Thanks for the advise. :)

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