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brooding goslings with ducks?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by cottontail farm, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. cottontail farm

    cottontail farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my order from Metzer's today, 3 goslings and 6 ducklings. I assumed that I could brood them all together as they all got along in that tiny box in the mail. But tonight I saw the goslings picking up several of the ducklings (bill to bill) and literally shaking them. So i took the ducklings and put them in the other brooder with 18 chicks (4 days old) who are mpre their size. The ducks snuggled right in and the chicks
     
  2. cottontail farm

    cottontail farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    didn't even seem.to notice the new roommates. I guess I'm just sharing this because I feel pretty stupid about it in retrospect. Was this the right thing to do? I've raised chickens, ducks, turkey and quail but these are my first geese.
     
  3. Waddlein

    Waddlein Out Of The Brooder

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    Should be fine ducks and geese are very alike.
     

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