Goose and duck lovers.

Discussion in 'Geese' started by cheyfrie26, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a goose that thinks hes the dad to my ducks ducklings. Is that normal?
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  2. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    Quote:YES! [​IMG] 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.
     
  3. Nu Chix To Cash

    Nu Chix To Cash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We call our geese the barnyard police. They do a pretty good job of taking care of the flock.
     
  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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).
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2011
  5. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lovely picture and yes, ganders often make a great foster parent [​IMG]
     

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