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Shovel excellent idea. But remember this is a first time mommy. First timers are so iffy. Some are determined but most give up to early.

I've moved first timers and I realize it's a risk but I do not trust geese around newly hatched ducklings. When it was just my gander and my Muscovy's he was wonderful with the little ones but once he got a mate and then the 2 goslings [who have grown up with attitude] no way can they be around ducklings or chicks.

 

Best thing is getting mama situated before so you don't have to worry about anything. I learned to set mine up in their own lil safe house with plastic poultry fencing around it so mama and duckling have their own space for at least 3 weeks everyone can see them and no one gets hurt.

 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..

 

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 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..

 

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I've moved first timers and I realize it's a risk but I do not trust geese around newly hatched ducklings. When it was just my gander and my Muscovy's he was wonderful with the little ones but once he got a mate and then the 2 goslings [who have grown up with attitude] no way can they be around ducklings or chicks.

 

Best thing is getting mama situated before so you don't have to worry about anything. I learned to set mine up in their own lil safe house with plastic poultry fencing around it so mama and duckling have their own space for at least 3 weeks everyone can see them and no one gets hurt.


I would be to scared to move her now, But then again we don't know how long she's been sitting. 

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I would be to scared to move her now, But then again we don't know how long she's been sitting. 

Probably would be best to wait till ducklings have hatched and get them moved right away, mama won't abandon her ducklings. Just don't let geese have access while hatch is going on. Might be a good idea to put geese out of the way till she can move mama and ducklings.  My gander was such a good papa goose when we had ducklings that all changed when I added other geese, I wouldn't put it past them to kill ducklings or chicks that is why mine cannot be around them.

 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..

 

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 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..

 

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Probably would be best to wait till ducklings have hatched and get them moved right away, mama won't abandon her ducklings. Just don't let geese have access while hatch is going on. Might be a good idea to put geese out of the way till she can move mama and ducklings.  My gander was such a good papa goose when we had ducklings that all changed when I added other geese, I wouldn't put it past them to kill ducklings or chicks that is why mine cannot be around them.


ROOSTER's too, OMG, I caught one of my Rooster's going after a baby duck and flipping it in the AIR, GRRRR..  He's lucky he's pretty otherwise CHICKEN that night. LOL

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ROOSTER's too, OMG, I caught one of my Rooster's going after a baby duck and flipping it in the AIR, GRRRR..  He's lucky he's pretty otherwise CHICKEN that night. LOL

LOL  Aww poor baby yep have to watch them all around the tiny ones.

 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..

 

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 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..

 

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