Geese question. New...

Discussion in 'Geese' started by featherfinder, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    I have ducks already and I am selling 2 of them so i have the option to get 2 more female ducks or a goose to replace them. I was thinking about a goose to protect my ducks beause i hear they are protective. What would be the best goose to go with ducks and for someone who has not has not had one before? And are they alot more different then ducks like food and shelter wise?
     
  2. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be more protective. BUT, they still will not stand a chance against raccoons, dogs, or other animals. As far as I can tell, they aren't a lot different for housing, food or otherwise. They might be more territorial in the spring with the nesting season.

    I would go with Pilgrims or Sebastopol...because I have them and know them better.
     
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  3. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    I have a bunch of ads on craigslist in my area for toulouse and african geese. Anyone know anything about these breeds and ducks? any more suggestions? Also have an ad for an embden goose.
     
  4. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well that is true to a point. Geese need way more greens/grass than ducks.
     
  5. manybirds

    manybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2011
    you should get at least two geese. they arn't happy without companions of there own species. they don't just 'fit in' with ducks like u think. we keep our ducks and geese together but they like they're own species better (they do get along they just don't 'comingle' much)
     
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  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Toulouse or Embden, over African geese. I love my Toulouse pair! They're very mellow, but are great "alerters" of things. And as mellow as they are, they still run at people they don't know, wings a'flapping, which tends to deter unwelcome visitors. Not afraid of dogs, but many dogs are quite wary of them.

    They are part of my chicken flock, sleeping in the (garage sized) coop with them. They actually herd the younger chickens into the coop at night and are the last to go inside.
     
  7. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Quote:Thats why i am asking and finding out what i can before i decide to actually go out and buy 1 or possibly 2. Sounds the same as ducks. They like their own
     
  8. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Quote:Im thinking Toulouse. All the others i have to drive 3+ hours to go get....
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:This is a photo of my Toulouse pair, Kate and Angus, as they amble off the end of my veranda, after a nice visit with me.
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    And here they are with some of the flock youngsters. Aren't they lovely?
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  10. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Quote:This is a photo of my Toulouse pair, Kate and Angus, as they amble off the end of my veranda, after a nice whist with me.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41679_geeseleavingveranda.jpg

    And here they are with some of the flock youngsters. Aren't they lovely?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41679_geeseminions.jpg

    Very lovely!!!! Thank you for sharing the pictures. Can you give me some more info on the breed? Food, shelter, how they are with your chickens and ducks? And do you think i can just introduce 1 into my flock of ducks? Or would i have to get a pair?
     

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