chicks and geese

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by awhittaker, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. awhittaker

    awhittaker New Egg

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    Hello we just placed an order for some chicks 60 total and 2 geese a pair male and female Chinese geese, we are not new to chickens but to geese can you house them together in the brooder ? or do they need to be separate, Thanks! for any advice ps does anyone have Chinese geese how are they as pets??
     
  2. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

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    Quote:Goslings will probably trample the chicks. I'd separate them. I know that they are shipped in different compartments too because of the trampling thing.
     
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would separate them. For some reason, Chinese geese seem to step over everything and everyone and the goslings are a lot bigger, so they can do some real hurt to those chicks.

    Chinese geese can be fun as adults, however ganders can get very loud and aggressive once they reach maturity. So, don't be surprised if your loveable goslings turn into biting machines as adults. It's not a given, though, and some turn out really nice depending on how you raise them.
     
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