goosling questions

Discussion in 'Geese' started by bobthebunny, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. bobthebunny

    bobthebunny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I'm looking into getting a gosling and raising him/her with my hens, and i was wondering a couple of things, where would be the best place to get a gosling and at what age is ideal? Is one gender sweeter then the other, they will have 6 chickens and a controling rooster around them 24/7 and my family will be in frequent contact with them. Is it important who if anyone the gosling imprints on and if they imprint on a chicken will they still allow me to touch my chickens and be around them? Thank yall
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I prefer getting day olds.
    The "best" place would really depend on what breed you wanted as well as quality wise. We do have some excellent breeders on here though.
    I find geese to be friendlier than ganders but there have been exceptions to the rule.

    It would probably be easier if they imprinted on you but with plenty of interaction they should still be fine.

    My geese have never been lap birds but I've usually never had any issues with collection eggs or checking them over for medical issues.
     
  3. bobthebunny

    bobthebunny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! what breeds would you suggest?
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I've had great experience with Pomeranian Geese. I've also heard pilgrims are pretty docile.
     
  5. kimmee12

    kimmee12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sebastopols are some of the sweetest geese, you can search for info on different breeds, there's alot of information out there. I would suggest getting a minimum of 2 goslings.
     
  6. bobthebunny

    bobthebunny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What if i only got 1 gosling would she be ok with just my hens as company?
     
  7. kimmee12

    kimmee12 Out Of The Brooder

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    She will be much happier with another gosling friend.
     

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