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Goslings return to Moms..???

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Fishwife, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Fishwife

    Fishwife In the Brooder

    Apr 26, 2012
    I have just hatched (not me, of course, I'm just taking credit for it..!) 5 African Dewlap geese, with two more having pipped and resting.

    My question: I have a female African and a female Embden cross. I'd like to split up the hatch and give some to each after they are a tad older, having successfully done this with the Emdben's mom. The female African has a mate who is now Flock Master. What potential difficulties am I facing with two females and goslings?

    Should I just keep them separate until the gostlings are bigger or what? I don't want to put them out there if there is a danger one of the geese will kill what they may view as interlopers. Obviously I will keep them until they can walk.

    I have a 1/4 acre pond, plus one lone Embden male who hangs with the BIG BOSS.

    One final question: I've never had problems getting goslings to drink.. these guys... nope. Don't want anything to do with it.

    They are in a brooder box on the front porch and I am handing them now and then so they are not freaked out.

    Thank you in advance.. any help or critique appreciated.

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