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and yet another goose question!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by farmdude, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 ganders and 3 gooses.
    1 gander is breeding all 3 females and chasing/beating the other 2 males.
    Is this normal??
    I'm new to geese breeding and thought they'd all pair up. [​IMG]
     
  2. psue

    psue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they will only pair up if you seperate them, 1 gander is all that is needed unless you want the diversity of 2 pairs
     
  3. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Ok, that is good to know. Silly me, I was going to get an even number of ganders to go with the geese...thinking they would pair themselves up down the road.
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Yep you need to physically seperate into seperate pastures if you want pairs. They can all free range together when it isnt breeding season. Some breeds do better in separated pairs for fertility, some do fine is flock style breeding set ups.
     
  5. I highly recommend not getting pairs! I did and lost one to gander fights, and another I have to separate because the two remaining ganders almost killed him. I'd get only two males now, with the rest females and we'd all be much happier!
     
  6. davisfarms

    davisfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    yep i had to separate my sebastopol geese i lost a gander in fight was so mad it was my own fault[​IMG]
     
  7. 5G Farms

    5G Farms New Egg

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    Looking for Sebs in Oklahoma for sale

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    Nick
     

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