Brooding ducks and geese together

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by allergymama, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it safe to brewed a very small number of ducks and geese together? I am thinking like three docs and three geese. TIA
     
  2. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my! Just realized how many typos were in that. Brood, not brewed. And ducks, not docs. Lol
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    That autocorrect is a bear! Have you noticed the little pencil icon? Lets us edit.

    Anyway, I wish I could give an answer - we have only brooded ducklings. But I know there are some duck-goose people here on the forum.

    @Miss Lydia has had both as 'lings, so perhaps she can share some wisdom when she sees this thread.
     
  4. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Usually, I edit, but I thought it could use a little bump [​IMG]
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    When gosling and ducklings it's fine to brood together since both require same care. it's when they get to breeding age they will have to be separated because geese can get very protective especially ganders it's a natural behavior with them but can be harmful with ducks especially if kept in the same pen together. Not as bad if they have a large amount of property to be in together.
     
  7. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are free ranging the ducks on 10 acres and a small pond (although they don't use the whole 10) during the day and then we pen them at night (pretty much penned dusk to dawn). Will we need to pen them separately at night?
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Not until they get towards breeding age. as long as the pen is large and they aren't cramped. when they get breeding ages they will need their own pen and house.
     
  9. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     

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