Are geese better than ducks?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by DuckLoverJake, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. DuckLoverJake

    DuckLoverJake Out Of The Brooder

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    I had four Pekin ducks. Now I have zero from an attack. I am going to college soon, but I'm planning ahead and I want a great flock that I can spend time with and that actually enjoys my company. Any Opinions?
     
  2. Kevin565

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    If you're looking for more affectionate birds then I would say geese are probably "better" than ducks in that aspect. Most of my geese are much friendlier than my ducks.
     
  3. DuckLoverJake

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    Thanks :) what kind of geese do you have?
     
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    I've had several different breed of Geese. If you want friendly geese then I would suggest staying away from Chinese,African, and Embden geese.
     
  5. DuckLoverJake

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    I'm really thinking of Toulouse geese.
     
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    Are the ones with dewlaps more pricey?
     
  7. Oregon Blues

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    What sort of attack? Geese can not defend themselves against any land predator. if something killed your ducks, it will probably kill your geese.
     
  8. DuckLoverJake

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    It was an over night attack and it was because I didn't put them up at the correct time because of an acting gig that wa later than usual. I would definitely put the geese up at night for their safety.
     
  9. Kevin565

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    That would be a nice one
    A true dewlap Toulouse is going to run you quite a bit more.
     
  10. DuckLoverJake

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    How much would be quite a bit? Like $2 or $3. Or something major like $20 or $30 more than the regular ones.
     

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