Can I use a goose as an incubator for duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by iamcuriositycat, May 28, 2010.

  1. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just picked up a white chinese goose (and posted about it here a minute ago...) from a waterfowl rescue. I got her solely as a companion for my guardian goose, a toulouse gander. I hadn't given a thought to anything else, but now that I'm looking at information about her, everyone says Chinese geese are great brooders. So my wheels are turning... if she goes broody, can I put duck eggs under her? Of course, I'd love to have some goslings too, but it would be great to know if I can use her as an incubator. Thanks!
     
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

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    Sure can! And she won't even know the difference when they hatch!
     
  3. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am glad to hear that! I am liking this girl more and more as I learn about her and her breed. I can't wait till I can mix her with the others and then let her roam in the grass and down to the lake with the flock. I hope she & my gander hit it off.
     
  4. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

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    I think that you can!
     
  5. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She'd brood chicken eggs for you too but you'd have to make sure she doesn't take them down to the pond [​IMG]
     
  6. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
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    Lucy my brown chinese goose hatched out 4 ducklings this year !!!!
     

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