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    which type of goose fly the most

    We have goslings (well juveniles now) so the adults aren't flying right now, don't have pics its sporadic and fast. The gander is the funniest because even when he lands badly he is always proud.
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    Goodbye Ducks - Happy Ending

    The cousin probably got lice from a friend or at school, its pretty common with kids, especially if they share hats or brushes. Sad the ducks were falsely accused and discarded, I hope someone responsible finds them and rescues them.
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    which type of goose fly the most

    My cotton patch geese fly well, but are not always very skilled at landing.
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    can you tell me the breed of my geese and how do i tell what one is male and female?

    Sometimes the noises and behavior give them away, its not 100% but the ganders are louder and have big egos, loving to sound off with the shoulders up like the one in the photo is, while the girls are more mellow and sometimes shy.
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    Anyone's Cotton Patch Geese laying?

    How long does it take your geese to sit after laying? I have not used a broody goose, only the incubator with shipped eggs.
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    Anyone's Cotton Patch Geese laying?

    lol, fortunately the goose is smarter than the gander and lays in a nest she built. When mine started getting interested Spot the gander would stand next to Gray lady in the pool, the first signs were her putting her head under his chest while in the pool, I also noticed her arranging twigs...
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    Anyone's Cotton Patch Geese laying?

    My pair laid 4 eggs, a lot of action in the goose pool, followed by Spot the gander throwing twigs and grass into the pool like he is building a nest, he's pretty but not the sharpest. I moved the eggs into the incubator since there has been no signs of them sitting on the eggs. They might not...
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    Stubborn broody serama, how many chicks?

    Thanks, night is the best time, as long as she can handle LF.
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    Stubborn broody serama, how many chicks?

    My broody serama won't give it up, we don't even have a rooster, and now shes sitting on a superball since I took the eggs from her. The feedstore sells chicks, but only the LF are sexed, shes not a tiny tiny serama, do you think she could handle 2 or 3 LF day olds?
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    Hens throwing straw/leaves on their own backs!

    My cochin did that before she would lay, chickens sometimes do that before going broody. It seems to be a nest building and or hiding instinct.
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    Brinsea or Little Giant

    Brinsea has much less of a "learning curve" LG can be touchy and a real pain. Brinseas customer service is great, and the solid plastics will last you longer than styrofoam.
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    Do you have any "spunky" hens that go against your rules?

    No but I'm sure if we got a pet bear my son would name it that lol.
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    Do you have any "spunky" hens that go against your rules?

    I have one like that, her name is Kazooie, a speckled sussex who finds oddball spots I can't reach. I had to remove siding to get to the eggs she laid under the house in a far unreachable corner, then wire off every little spot she could squeeze through, then I found her laying under the shed...
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