Do geese need

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Poultrybonkers, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    A pond to breed or will they successfully do it in a kiddy pool?
     
  2. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A kiddie pool is fine. My first year I read they had to have a pond for the eggs to be fertile but after reading up on it I realized it didn't matter. I hatched out about 20 geese this year with just kiddie pools.
     
  3. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That's a relief. [​IMG]
     
  4. mally.one

    mally.one New Egg

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    geese just need a solid big bowl and there happy a plastic paddling pool is no good as they walk in they'll press the side down let all the water out and frighten themselves. but a large washing up bowl big enough for them to wash. there happy
     
  5. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A wading pool will be just fine but ours do like the hose left on trickling into it. This appears to stimulate the ganders into mating [​IMG]

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  6. Poultrybonkers

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    mally.one :

    geese just need a solid big bowl and there happy a plastic paddling pool is no good as they walk in they'll press the side down let all the water out and frighten themselves. but a large washing up bowl big enough for them to wash. there happy

    I tried the plastic paddling pool and it kept emptying so I stopped using it [​IMG]
     
  7. Mikanik

    Mikanik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a little turtle sandbox converted into a pool and a 100 gallon stock tank dug into the ground for our goose, Happy. She'll occasionally sit and float in the in-ground "pond", but she really enjoys just sitting in the little turtle. That's where she does most of her washing and flapping. She just plops down and gets down to business! LOL
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I have kiddie pools for them.
     
  9. roboboy

    roboboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My geese like puddles after it rains or their rubber water dishes.
     

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