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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tigeresa007, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. tigeresa007

    tigeresa007 New Egg

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    Ok hello,
    I'm new to backyardchickens and I'm curious where a therapy poultry forum is? Or a duck vs goose forum? I have a anxiety X depression X stress and have been looking for a therapy animal. We have two chickens and a turkey (all female) but have recently purchased about 16 babies (2 Guineas, 2 ducklings, and about 12 chicks). I'm really bonding with my blue swede duckling named Blokee. I snuggle with him, read with him, and more. I've potty trained him as well. But I've read that if you raise goslings from an egg that they will be more attatched to you and I'm really interested with geese. (Also I am a student so I cannot have a horse, cat, or dog, but I prefer birds more anyways... It was either this or a falcon haha) does anybody which is more easy going and docile? A goose or duck?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Poultry sure can be great therapy. I find them very relaxing and spending time just watching what they get up to. I'm sure you would like the other poultry section ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/66/other-backyard-poultry
    There is a section for both geese and ducks there. I'm afraid I'm not a keeper of either.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. tigeresa007

    tigeresa007 New Egg

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    Thank you! [​IMG]
     
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    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I only have chickens but hope someone in the Geese or Duck thread can help, good luck.
     
  7. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Maybe just try typing "therapy geese" in the search box, you may find something. I read recently on BYC therapy chickens, so maybe theres something there in addition to the threads mentioned that will help you.

    All the best
    CT
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    you may want to investigate the "house ducks," thread. I would imagine ducks are much more docile than a goose. Since you already have a duck that you are happy with, why not just use him?
     

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