Hello, i have a question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Heide1, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Heide1

    Heide1 New Egg

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    Hi there,
    My new barred rock chicks are due to arrive this coming tuesday. I am so excited! It has been a few years since my husband and i had chickens around to enjoy. Since we both worked so much, that was our entertainment, pull up a lawn chair and watch the chickens, lol. We both really enjoyed that, and will again soon. I have a question. I also ordered a few African Geese, and they will be here on the 4th of april. This is our first time having geese. Can i put them in with the chicks? I would really like to raise them all together. Would appreciate any advice. Thanks, and have a great day![​IMG]
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. No you do not want to keep gosling with chicks.
     
  3. Heide1

    Heide1 New Egg

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    ok, ty for the advice, Kevin. I appreciate it. I have had chickens in the past, but never geese. i had read that they were good to alert for predators in the coop at night.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Yes geese are wonderful. You'll love having them around but they can be aggressive with chickens especially during breeding season. When everyone is free ranging it's usually not a big deal but penned together can be a problem.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Heide1

    Heide1 New Egg

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    thanks kevin. I do have alot of room to keep them separate, and they wont be out to free range unless we are home. so i will be able to keep a close eye on them. looking forward to the chickens and the geese! [​IMG]
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Heide1, and [​IMG]! Pleased you found our site and signed up! Good luck to you and your poultry!
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Goslings and chicks - together not a good idea for a multitude of reasons. From feed needs to water mess issues to size difference --------
     

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