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  1. Birdydeb

    Experienced help please...adding goslings to a goose.

    @Miss Lydia Success! The three of them went in together to sleep in the goose house. All was quiet and peaceful. :)
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    I'm kind of afraid, but here is my coop! Thoughts?

    This was when I was cleaning it out back in April and painting it in preparation for the chicks. It sits in a covered pen and under an apple tree. For winter, I had the top half of wire just covered with plastic, may end up putting plywood up a bit higher on that half this year or stay with...
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    Experienced help please...adding goslings to a goose.

    Yeah, trying to figure out how many drakes I have and trying to decide which ones I want to keep. They will all go in the main pen with my little flock of six but I need to separate the drake for awhile. Part of the ducklings(3)are new blood for my flock....Welsh Harlequins....part are...
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    Experienced help please...adding goslings to a goose.

    Well.....last night I decided would be the night. When I shut everyone up for the night I was running the goslings into the house with my goose and she had a FIT! She hissed and hissed and lowered her neck to run them right out. So I backed off. This was with them still in her temporary pen...
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    I'm kind of afraid, but here is my coop! Thoughts?

    I have an almost identical coop that I bought a year ago for a separation coop. 2 roosters overwintered in it and now it has 4 six week old pullets in it. The run around it shares a side with my main pen so I am using it for integration. I took out the floor that was in the one end and we put...
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    Rooster Starting to Attack!

    What you say makes sense and I get that. I was down there pretty much every day last summer and giving treats, "tweaking" things, etc. The first two were RIR, at the end for those two, they were tag teaming my hens. My mistake was separating them both from the flock and not just picking one. Big...
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    Rooster Starting to Attack!

    I have had chickens for a little over a year. My romanticism with roosters is over....all sentimentality gone. I have now culled the first 3 roosters that were part of my first dozen chicks. I gave the first 2 a chance in a Bachelor pen and that didn't end well. Though raised together(they did...
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    Looking for a roo or two in East Tennessee

    I live in Peterstown. Just happened to see this post while drinking my cup of coffee. I am sorry that happened to you. I really hate when someone takes advantage of someone like that. :( How old are they now? Most of what I have that is for sale right now is younger. I have a Barred Rock trio, 2...
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    Experienced help please...adding goslings to a goose.

    Yep...I need to get a pic. Beginning to look like shanty town here too! :) sorry didn't mean to confuse you. Serena, my goose thinks she is a duck from being raised with them and so I guess I get confused too. LOL I am in southern WV. :)
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    Sealing OSB floor

    X2 I am nowhere near as experienced as PD but I can say that I have put vinyl down UNGLUED and covered with bedding with absolutely no problems that I can see for the past year. Ventilation is key...plenty of it. You'll need this summer anyway. I have painted and put chicks in new houses within...
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    Experienced help please...adding goslings to a goose.

    These are my only geese. Their new house that we just finished yesterday is 3'x6' and stands 4 1/2' tall. I have my new ducklings over there for now. But it was built for the geese. I swear her big square house looks roomier to me than the new house. She is the last one to go up at night. My...
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    Experienced help please...adding goslings to a goose.

    @Miss Lydia They are not snuggling ....yet....but really close. They laid along the fence line yesterday with the two goslings laying together and my goose only about a foot away....just chilling and pulling grass out of the fence line. The gander quit chasing my goose and now the three of...
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    Experienced help please...adding goslings to a goose.

    Thank you! I'll just keep doing what I am doing. :)
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    Experienced help please...adding goslings to a goose.

    Okay, they are a month old tomorrow and they have been outside loose in the pen with her for several days....no snuggling on her part, she still studiously ignores them. Unbelievably, I think she is afraid of them. :( The little gander chases her and she runs away. Will this change? I still...
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    5 drakes to 7 ducks-help!

    Yes, a mature goose, she is a Tufted Buff and lost her mate last year. He terrorized her and I had to break it up. I thought he was trying to mate her until I realized he wouldn't even let her out of the duck house and then I caught them with her backed into a corner screaming bloody murder and...
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    5 drakes to 7 ducks-help!

    X3 I have 5 females to 1 drake and it is just enough so far. I cannot even imagine how rough it would be for my girls if there were less. That is just way too many drakes. I feel for you... tell them mature drakes can be merciless....mine tried to kill my grown goose and it was not pretty. :(
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    Two ducks sitting on the same nest?

    I have the same thing going on right now....the two just started in the last few days. If this is going to end in disaster should I pull the eggs and bust the nest now. Has anybody had this be successful? I'm not gonna let them sit if all they are going to do is kill the ducklings. :( They are...
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    April Hatch Along

    I never thought of adding a bantam egg to 2 eggs for an omelette! Thanks! I will have to tell hubby who scratches his head at wanting Bantams. :)
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    Experienced help please...adding goslings to a goose.

    Will do that when I lock up tonight. Thanks! It might have seemed like a silly question and I guess it was. I just love that silly goose so much I don't want to mess her up.
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    Experienced help please...adding goslings to a goose.

    Now my goose has decided to sit 2 infertile eggs. TIGHT. As in barely coming out of her house. Goslings are down there having a blast but she is still tight on her nest. She hid these eggs well. Do I bust up her nest? Let her sit?
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