introducing new members to flock

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Lilfarmbrat, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Lilfarmbrat

    Lilfarmbrat Out Of The Brooder

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    So I bought three new geese one is totally an African gander but the other two are just a regular white goose (no knob on head). So my question is with my goose sitting on a nest is it okay to introduce them all or should I wait till she is done nesting? I would hate for them to disturb her and she abandon the nest. I have the new ones in a different area until. Thank you so much
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @Lilfarmbrat I would wait till your broody goose has hatched her goslings and slowly introduce everyone through fencing. Eventually they will become one flock but Mom needs her special time with her goslings for bonding If they had all been together when she started it would be different they would all take part in caring for the goslings.Is this your only gander or do you have one with the goose that is brooding? You def don't want to introduce a new gander to the ones sitting on eggs. I say the ones since papa although he doesn't sit is still very much apart of this.
     

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