geese and chicks?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by sydney13, May 19, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    i ordered a goose and some chicks and was planning on having them all come together in the same shipment but turns out first my gosling and 6 chicks will come first and then 5 days later 7 more chicks will come n the mail. so i will have the goose in the brooder with the first 6 chicks but then when the 7 chicks arrive i will be giving the first 6 chicks away to a friend (sorry if this is getting confusing). so my question is when the 6 chicks leave the brooder and the 7 chicks move in will my goose imprint on the new chicks or will she be peeping for the 6 chicks to come back?
     
  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:The goose might attack the new chicks if it realizes they aren't the ones it knows, otherwise it will be just glad for the company.
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I raised 10 geese with 45 chicks and 5 months later they free range together as a flock, never will have a hawk problem with this flock.
     

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