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Discussion in 'Geese' started by cheyfrie26, Oct 18, 2011.
I have a goose that thinks hes the dad to my ducks ducklings. Is that normal?
Quote:YES! That's totally normal and something you want to encourage. I use my geese as flock protectors and I read the Holderread usually put's their babies out in the pasture with mature geese to keep them safe.
We call our geese the barnyard police. They do a pretty good job of taking care of the flock.
Sometimes they get mean to ducklings, especially Canada ganders. We had one that attacked duck families quite a bit at first, but calmed down as he got used to them. But, I do know one Canada goose that attacked a heron who ate a duckling and that heron never bothered the rest of the family again (unfortunately, they had something else wrong with them and only lived 3 weeks).
A lovely picture and yes, ganders often make a great foster parent