Does anyone know at what age I can release the babies to integrate with the adults? I have Ebdems and White Chinese.
Integrating with the flock
I know it wasn't the proper thing to do, but I put the little ones with the adults with supervision, as soon as I got them. The goslings were over a month old, and I thought they might be easier to introduce them while they were young. Initially there was some hissing, but no big problems, and it only lasted a couple of days. My gander accepted the goslings before the goose, which really surprised me.
Geese: Embden, Gray Saddleback Pomeranians
Chickens: Australorp, Bantam Cochin, Delaware, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex
Dogs: Australian Shepherd, Catahoula Cats: Tuxedo
Looking For: Barnevelder
"Proper" or not depends on who you ask I guess. Adult geese are naturally gifted INCREDIBLE parents. Plus if you have adult geese, eventually you will need to integrate the youngsters into the flock and earlier seems easier. And even though my yearling geese had no interest in parenting, the 3 year old geese trio are awesome at protecting them from the evil chickens.