Geese and Indian Runner Ducks

Discussion in 'Geese' started by stirkle, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. stirkle

    stirkle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    So I have a small flock of 6 indian runner ducks and I am looking to get a goose, a peacock would require me to convert the stable...

    My question is, do you think a female goose would mix in with the indian runner ducks and become part of the flock or just be lonely or even fight the ducks?
     
  2. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're getting a full grown goose it would be good to get one that was raised with ducks. I've never had a problem with Chinese and Runners. I got my Chinese as day olds and they gradually mixed in with the ducks. I got my last pair at the same time I hatched out a runner and they still stick together. The duck just thinks he's a goose. They all mix together sometimes but when they separate into groups he's always with the geese.
     
  3. Laughing Duck

    Laughing Duck New Egg

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    I got some pekin ducks and geese together that were from someone's 4H project. I believe they were all raised together, so they were great. They came into my Runner flock without a problem. I've added more ducks and chickens without a problem. [​IMG]

    Probably was best that the geese were raised together.
     
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    This is Max and " her" babies.

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    She has grown up with the Runners and is like a mother to them at times. She is just over 4 months old now- and just wanders the yard like she is one of the ducks. She is by far the loudest of them all though- and she will often call the younger ducks over to her... or try and round them up if they wander too far away from her. She is wonderful with them all and I have never had problems between them .
     
  5. Shiloh Acres

    Shiloh Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And I had a full-grown runner drake (along with other ducks and a LOT of chickens) who ruled the property when I got my first goslings. He chased them mercilessly (not to breed but just to be mean) and they remained terrified of him for almost a year. Sometimes even after they were grown I'd hear a commotion and look out to see him chasing several geese -- including ganders who had previously bred -- around the yards in total panic. [​IMG]

    I really think my geese were atypical in many ways though. I think most likely you will do ok. [​IMG]
     

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