Duck Duck... Goose

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Flyinbolts, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. Flyinbolts

    Flyinbolts Chirping

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    How would a goose that needs a home do with a group of mixed ducks? trying to decide if I can take in a lonely teen-gosling or if I should hold off on it
     
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    Duck_life Crowing

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    You should probably get another goose, ducks and geese are 2 different birds.
     
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  3. Flyinbolts

    Flyinbolts Chirping

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    So no on adopting the orphan goose then. Gotcha.
     
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  4. WannaBeHillBilly

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    @Miss Lydia has a Gander, maybe she can help you make a decision.
     
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    Duck_life Crowing

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    she'll def be more help than me!
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    My gander was hatched by a Muscovy lived with only. Muscovy and chickens got 5 yrs before he got a mate a female goose. He seemed very happy am content living with the ducks he imprinted on them of course. As for adding a young gosling if in deed a gander he will want to mate with your female ducks.
     
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    So you get gucks or doose?
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    lol neither. He did mate with the Muscovy females and never injured one. Geese are much more gentle in their loving than ducks are or rather drakes. My gander is now 12 yrs old still has his goose mate and they live among ducks and chickens!
     
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  9. Tilly6

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    I had a lone gander with my ducks for over a year. He does try to mate with the girls, but just for a short time in early spring and then he’s out of season. I now have 2 ganders with my ducks, the 2nd was supposed to be a female but he is not :hmm we are going on 3 years now with ganders + ducks
     
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    Are ganders quieter than Geese? - Do they have different voices like with ducks and drakes?
     
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