ducks & geese

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by yardmama, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. yardmama

    yardmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Jacksonville, Fl.
    why are geese trying to sit on duck eggs? move nest?
     
  2. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    i think when most birds are ready to sit they SIT. my goose has sat on both her eggs and chicken eggs. is she pushing the duck mama off or is the duck not interested in setting herself?
     
  3. yardmama

    yardmama Out Of The Brooder

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    there are 2 ducks sitting on a nest that has 22 eggs. i watched the geese(males) and they are just running the mommys off the nest. can i move the ducks nest?
     
  4. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    I really can't offer any advice. Except watch your geese. We had to separate our ducks from the geese once they became older. The gander was trying to hurt the ducks. At the time we only had two ducks and 7 geese but fthe ducks were both female and had been raised from the brooder with the geese. What are the female geese doing. Our girls started laying eggs a few weeks ago and the gander went nuts He attacked anything that came within a few feet of her nest. Maybe yours has that spring mating hormone level too.

    BTW Welcome to BYC
     
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  5. yardmama

    yardmama Out Of The Brooder

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    I am sure that I have 4 female geese, but none are laying so far. They are about the same age as the ducks. Thanks ya'll for the help.
     

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