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A strange Relationship

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Colored Egg Farmer, May 4, 2008.

  1. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Well about 3-5 years ago my grandparents had about 8 geese. One was female and the rest were males. The female laid many eggs but they never hatched. Well one day a lone canadian duck arrived. This was durring the fall and probably it had lost its mate. It stayed all winter with the geese. In the spring the female laid here eggs. And guess what. We now had 3 baby canadian geese following an american goose. At the end of that year. The canadians took off. The american geese must have thought to follow and they took off as well. (only about 5 feet from the ground) The geese and the canadians were never seen again. I really miss gettign chased by the geese while stealing a egg.
     
  2. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry they left, you need to buy some more.
     
  3. Tutter

    Tutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What an interesting story, thank you! [​IMG]
     
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    That's a cute story.

    Do you mean Canada geese and a domestic goose? Or Mallard ducks?

    Domestic geese are bred to not be able to fly. So I am wondering what you were seeing at your grandparents home.
     
  5. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Canadian and domestic Goose And yes they flew but just high enough to reach the fence. And if they didn't fly i must have amagened that dent in the car one day when one of the geese hit a car [​IMG]
     

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