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Securing Our Worksite. Buy Some Geese?


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#1 recoveringacademic

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 11:12 AM

Think out of the box said the man. So I did. What do you think?

Use geese yourself? Got a few spare geese? I'll collect.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 11:31 AM

View Postrecoveringacademic, on 27 February 2015 - 11:12 AM, said:

Think out of the box said the man. So I did. What do you think?

Use geese yourself? Got a few spare geese? I'll collect.

Ian
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Ian... isn't it a bit early to be having a tipple?

If you are after Heras fencing? I know a really cheap place based in Manchester - it was cheaper for them to deliver to my site in Scotland than anyone local! Although, they messed me about terribly with delivery days.

Alternatively...

I will rent you my site security officer

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Don't think she will get on well with the geese...

Edited by iSelfBuild, 27 February 2015 - 11:32 AM.


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Posted 27 February 2015 - 11:49 AM

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I've never been more serious. Have you ever seen geese in action? They eat dogs for their breakfast.

Edited by joiner, 27 February 2015 - 01:24 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2015 - 11:50 AM

Don't underestimate the power of my 'Millies' death stare!

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 01:00 PM

View PostiSelfBuild, on 27 February 2015 - 11:50 AM, said:

Don't underestimate the power of my 'Millies' death stare!

You don't want to get on the wrong side of the paw :P Reminds me of the way a friend used to joke with his better half that if she spoke to him out of turn she'd get the "hairy side" of the hand... May he RIP.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 01:25 PM

If geese are good enough for Scottish distilleries....

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 01:37 PM

Never bothered and in thirty years lost an electric mixer and two rolls of lead only. Never lost any he's side materials, once lost half a pile of scrap iron but wish they hadn't beed disturbed and had taken it all.

Tools from some work men's vans but that was at their homes.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 01:48 PM

My parents old house had a farm next to it (also had Maggy's Farm next to it, but that is another story).
I went around to see them and there was about 220 geese in their garden. They had escaped from the neighbours place.
They seemed to be happily eating the grass (actually think they were fussy and were eating the ragwort) and never bothered anyone.
We just herded them back up the lane.
I am not sold on geese being dangerous to intruders, they just want feeding.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 02:35 PM

There are two for sale in Blackpool, or a flock of seven in Pilling, on the Preloved web site, or Happychick are selling them at £25 each, just hatched.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 03:12 PM

I kept geese along with other livestock when i lived in shropshire and a mate of mine (ex forces) would not come near the place till I put the geese away, they would put up a hell of a din if anyone came near. very intimidating.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 04:00 PM

View Postjoe90, on 27 February 2015 - 03:12 PM, said:

......they would put up a hell of a din if anyone came near. very intimidating.

Exactly...... So that's it, decision made geese it is. SWMBO has given the 'all-clear-above-and-behind' . I'll post a photo of the team when they are in post.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 04:14 PM

View Postrecoveringacademic, on 27 February 2015 - 04:00 PM, said:

Exactly...... So that's it, decision made geese it is. SWMBO has given the 'all-clear-above-and-behind' . I'll post a photo of the team when they are in post.

How about one of these guarding the site entrance...

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 04:38 PM

What happens when a goose meets a great crested newt? :wacko:

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 04:42 PM

What happens if they meet up in your pH cat flap when the cat is there. Don't fancy the newts chances.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 04:48 PM

View Postslidersx200, on 27 February 2015 - 04:38 PM, said:

What happens when a goose meets a great crested newt? :wacko:
Goose 1, newt 0, and they cant be prosecuted.

I have to admit that I really like geese, grand creatures (and they taste nice)

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#16 recoveringacademic

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 04:59 PM

BINGO: geese eat newts. What more could I want?.....

Off to buy some geese before the newts wake up.

It turns out that SWMBO used to breed geese before we met, and is very keen on them. The advice is one gander and three (young) girls from different farms to keep the flock healthy.

G4S eat your heart out.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 05:38 PM

Pity you're so far away, I'm looking to thin out my geese. They hiss a lot and make a terrible racket so they frighten people off but mine don't actually attack. Not sure which is driving me most mad, their noise or the guinea fowl, they taste nice too, not so good as newt hoovers though. I have a Muscovy drake guard duck too, he flies at any strangers and does attack, he appears to be protecting me!

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 05:55 PM

Tony, this site security issue was a major consideration for one guy over on a certain other place who had his site cleared out. :ph34r:

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 05:59 PM

View Postjoiner, on 27 February 2015 - 01:25 PM, said:

If geese are good enough for Scottish distilleries....

Sadly retired a couple of years ago after decades of sterling service.

Nothing to do with geese, but I remember a casual job I took on leaving school, I had to collect whisky barrel shavings from the distillery in Leven, Fife and drive them back to Perthshire for use in a salmon smokery. Still not sure how I made it back in one piece as the accumulated whiskey vapour in the van was something to behold. ;)

Back to topic, my parents had geese and as indicated by others they were very good security guards.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 06:00 PM

View Postmafaldina, on 27 February 2015 - 05:38 PM, said:

They hiss a lot and make a terrible racket so they frighten people off but mine don't actually attack. [...] I have a Muscovy drake guard duck too, he flies at any strangers and does attack, he appears to be protecting me!

I didn't know about Muscovys.... did you need to get him as a duckling?