gander gone broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Birde, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Birde

    Birde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My goose won't sit on her eggs? My duck just hatched some eggs & my goose Lucy is mad. I'm afraid she will kill them. My gander is now sitting on her eggs. I don't live in a zoo. It's more a circus. :/
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I know, breeding and nesting season can have such drama! You might want to some how separate mad Lucy from mama duck and ducklings.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Lucy may be more thinking that those kids should belong to her. Separation is a good idea.
     
  4. Birde

    Birde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I decided to take the babies for now. I put them in a large pet taxie in the sun while she range feeds. She needs the exercise & I have thing to do. She is staying close.
     
  5. Birde

    Birde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gander gave up the nest to come see the new babies. I don't understand why Lucy won't sit. Well the duckies hatching lit a fire under my hubby & he finished my new breeding safe house. :weee I don't want to take those babies away from her yet. Most are promised but I'll let her keep a few. This was her first hatch & she did so well.14 eggs 13 hatched. When she took them on there first walk it was so cute til Lucy stepped in. Then the cats circled. I was certain to lose some then. I tried running them off but they circled around & I screamed for help. She has stayed with them most off the day & they learned to drink & started to eat. Tonight it will be in the 40s so I will pack the whole crew in for the night. I wish I could figure out how to send pics with messages :/
     

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