Can ducks and geese live together happily?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My sister is getting me a goose eggs for my birthday next year. And if it hatches, it will be raised with ducklings, is that ok? Will it be happy? Would I need to get it a goose friend? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    From the geese I've met, they seem to adjust to being part of a mixed flock well especially if they were raised in one.

    Gotta add - there's always going to be an exception. Right?!?

    But I think if your goose is raised with ducks, it is fairly likely that it should be fine with ducks.
     
  3. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always had my ducks and geese together and they've been fine. Currently my geese, ducks, and chickens are all together. No problems [​IMG]
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you [​IMG]

    I hear a goose raised with ducks, is better then one duck raised with chicks. Im just hopeing that 1) it does hatch and 2) I wknt need to buy him/her a goose friend [​IMG]

    Thanks again amiga [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    My ducks and geese have always been fine, never had a problem. They weren't raised together either.

    Edited to add that yes, you should have a goose friend for it. One gets lonely.
     
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  6. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    Well I put my ducks in the pond Saturday and the Geese didn't like it at first, William tried forcing the ducks away for one short minute then gave up and they are happy together in the pond. I do wish the geese would run them out just once so I could catch them though. [​IMG]
     
  7. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same with me...and my 2 Turkeys are with them too...
     
  8. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the most part ducks and geese get along fine sometimes geese can be agressive towards your ducks but i cant see you having to much of an issue since your gonna raise them togather from goslings.
     
  9. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine get along fine. We had a problem with them trying to breed with the chickens though so we limit their exposure to the chickens now but the duck and the geese are perfectly happy together. The duck even tries to herd the geese into the house at night. He's very routine oriented.
     
  10. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Ducks can be aggressive to geese, too. I have a rouen drake who thinks he's king of the farmyard. He pushes all the ganders around and has his choice of lady geese. [​IMG]
     

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