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Will a goose brood a hatchling chicken?

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Has anyone had success putting day old baby chicks under a broody goose?

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I have had chicken hens raise just about every other kind of birds.  Ducks and geese because of their larger webbed feet tend to crush and injure smaller 'chicks'.

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Thank you for that!

 

But just out of curiosity, will a goose sit on chicks to keep them warm?

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Not sure about that, but I have had ducks hatch and brood chicks.  The end result was not good.  Those that didn't get trampled got wet and chilled whenever the mother went swimming.

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OK it looks like I will be the brood mama this go! 

Wish me luck. These will be my first chickens...

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Good luck.  You can do it.

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