Eagle Creek Wildlife Control is well known and recognized for its work with Canada geese.
Goslings captured by Eagle Creek Wildlife Control are taken to our farm where we raise them until they are 4 weeks of age. Once the goslings have reached 4 weeks of age they are strong, mobile and relatively independent. At this age their chances of survival is greater and will be relocated and integrated into a wild Canada Goose family located in a rural area. This allows the gosling captured from inside the city to become part of wild flocks and therefore reduces the urban goose problem.
Click Here to see a video of Eagle Creek Wildlife Control catching goslings, taking goslings from our farm where they have been raised and relocating captured goslings into the wild with adoptive parent geese.
- Average weight: ~ 8lbs, can weigh as much as 20lbs with a 6ft. wingspan.
- Nesting takes place from March to June.
- Lay on average 4-5 eggs that take about 28 days to hatch.
- If a goose successfully hatches a clutch of eggs in an area the goose will become imprinted to the area and continually return every year to lay eggs there (please call us when nesting has taken place and not after goslings have hatched).
- Canada geese with their own goslings will adopt orphaned goslings that are not their own.
- Unlike robin young Goslings are precocial meaning they are independent, they are covered in down, eyes are open and able to walk, even though they appear independent they still need their parents for protection.
- Adult geese undergo molting (the loss and rejuvenation of flight feathers) once a year, at this time they’re flightless.
- Habituated geese can become aggressive towards humans.
- When goslings hatch on top of buildings if they cannot get down themselves than they will starve, the parents will not bring food up to them.
- Non-migratory geese act as decoys and attract other geese passing by thus increase urban populations.
- Large populations of geese in an area trampling and defecating on grass and crops creates hard pan which inhibits the growth and regeneration of plants leading to erosion and loss of habitat to other species.
- High densities of geese confined to a small area causes stress amongst the birds and allows for easier transmission of diseases amongst the population.
- On average one goose will produce ~ 1.4kg of droppings per day.
- Droppings in water can cause excessive algae growth.
- Droppings are known to carry e-coli bacteria.