BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Geese › My Gander is going to be a dad!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

My Gander is going to be a dad!

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hi guy's,

I'm new to these forum thingies, but need advise please. My goose is sitting quite nicely on her eggs now, tucked away in a nice little garden shed with plenty of straw, but my problem is, My Gander, Romeo, has to be locked in the same shed. This being due to a recent fox attack which claimed the life of my other goose. she has been nesting for about 2 weeks now and it is getting increasingly hard to get Romeo into the shed! Seriously.. Laps around the back yard are getting ridiculous!!!..but that's not my worry, I don't know if it is safe to lock him in there if I'm lucky enough to have gosling's hatch!.. do the get aggressive towards their young if locked in together overnight??? I don't have anywhere else to lock him in and leaving him out is out of the question, he's become my little buddy!! any advice?

Cheer's

Kezza

post #2 of 5

:welcome  In my experience ganders have always been at least as protective if not more protective of the goslings than the geese have been. 

Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.
Reply
Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.
Reply
post #3 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by sourland View Post
 

:welcome  In my experience ganders have always been at least as protective if not more protective of the goslings than the geese have been. 

Very true Papa geese are great and will defend those goslings with his life. Don't worry a bit about leaving him in with her and the babies. Although you'll have to watch him around you and family they are very protective. 

 

Sorry you lost your goose. Your going to have to really protect them all once the goslings hatch. That fox will be back. 

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

Reply

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

Reply
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thank you both!, that is a relief, he is protective of her and I really didn't want to move him away.  can't wait for the babies....​

post #5 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kezza66 View Post
 

Thank you both!, that is a relief, he is protective of her and I really didn't want to move him away.  can't wait for the babies....​

Be sure to keep us updated!

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

Reply

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Geese
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Geese › My Gander is going to be a dad!