Geese and Ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Goat_Walker, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Well ive posted that i have 11 new ducklings.
    Im planningn on keeping two females to add to my flock and the rest are for sale. But then I thought, why not trade? Ive always wanted a goose, but I need some ideas on a breed.

    First of all, is this a good Idea? I will have nine ducks once all these are sold, and I was thinking of just one goose, two if need be a pair.

    Breed suggestions? Im not looking fro anything fancy, just a backyard goose that gets along with the ducks and mayhap me [​IMG]

    Are there any geese that are like moscovies in that they are great mothers? Or even will take on the young of another?
  2. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 9, 2007
    I'm raising a pair of african goslings with my duckings( and have in the past)
    Its uaually best to have two geese, otherwise if you have a male, he may try to make with the ducks and hurt them.
    They usually get along with no problems.
    I've only had one that would even sit on a egg,so I wouldnt count on one going broody for you. One may though
  3. JRT

    JRT Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 12, 2009
    Well we have an emden goose female that has always got along good with our ducks and she sets on a nest every year even thought theres nothing in the eggs( because shes the only goose). But we have bought two more goslings this year so maybe we can have some more next year. Well I said all that to say this I LIKE THE EMDEM GEESE.
  4. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    I like the Pilgrims and the Buffs best. The are calm and do well in mixed flocks (in my experience). Both are excellent at hatching & rearing their own offspring. I have a male Pilgrim that raises my brooder babies every year and this year a Buff male that I had planned to cull has adopted the little geese & ducks in the "Baby Pen" ( I put the young ones out to enjoy sunshine & grass in nice weather). Both of these breeds are medium sized and just all around nice birds.
  5. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    Out in the Boonies
    I would think any geese would be okay as long as you raised them to be very close to people. As for the amount; NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES get a single goose! I just learned that the hard way yesterday... RIP Perdi...

    Poor bird was an outcast from the flock, and (I'm assuming) the mallard drake ran her to death trying to keep her away from 'his' mate.

    We all loved Perdi too. [​IMG]

    In the future I'm getting a whole bunch of geese as revenge. [​IMG]

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