Brooding ducks and geese together

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by allergymama, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it safe to brood day old geese with 2-3 week old ducklings?
     
  2. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Birds on the brain Premium Member

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    It's all about size when brooding waterfowl together. They need to all be similar in size so that no one gets picked on. Aside from that, they do well together.

    Would love to see photos if you have any! [​IMG]
     
  3. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Thanks! I was worried about size, but then I got worried about age. Lol. Yeesh! I'm as bad as when I was a new mom!

    No babies yet, but soon!!
     
  4. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Birds on the brain Premium Member

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    At least you know you'll be prepared. I'm excited for you. lol I wanted to brood a couple of goslings with the 4 ducklings I'm adding, but it didn't work out. I couldn't find a hatchery that had the breeds I wanted.
     

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