Magellan goose questions

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by destinduck, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Has anyone kept a trio together ? Anyone know if magellans can be kept in a trio? There isnt much info on these birds anyway let alone people that have them but figured I'd give it a shot.
     
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  2. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Has anyone here had breeding success with these anyway? Just trying to get some more info on this activity. [​IMG]
     
  3. waterdog

    waterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Destin,
    I can't answer your first question about trioing because we never tried it but we did keep them for a while never raised any but we had a hen lay a clutch of although none of them hatched. We had them for about four years and then lost the gander to a owl and never replaced him. From our short experience with them they are about like most of the geese getting along with about everything until breeding season then they can become territorial. Not much help but its about all I can tell you.
     
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  4. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Thanks Waterdog. What did she lay in? I have a barrel and a nest with straw with logs around it. I dont know if they build their own nest and pick up the straw and sticks like some geese or they like a prebuilt nest with straw already in it. I also have straw in the barrel. Ill take any info I can get.
     
  5. waterdog

    waterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a triangle shaped nest box in the pen and she layed along side of it in some grass that was about a foot high she built the nest along side of the nest box, as for trioing you could try it but my guess would be that two of them will pair up and won't tolerate the extra nearby. Although any thing is possible a friend of mine had a trio of mute swans and they all got along the hens would actually sit side by side when nesting. All you could do is to try it and if they chase one to bad remove her durring breeding season.
     
  6. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Thanks again Waterdog.Thats funny you gave em a box and they layed by the side of it. I have had that happen with some of my ducks. I just got off the phone with who I bought them from and she said she just does just one pair per pen (only for breeding then they are in a big communal pen) and she has success with a covered slatted box with hay in it for each of her 6 breeding pairs. I like to always hear how each person has their birds breed for them. I will give them 3 different nesting choices. She also said the males gets extremely mean towards you. That is when she separates them. Shawn
     
  7. Dr. Todd

    Dr. Todd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our magellans, or MAGS as we called them, did best in reverse trios. All sheldgeese, being highly social and passive creatures, do well in trios of any sex combination.

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  8. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    My friend whom has raised MANY of them who I got my pair from says that He has never had trios work. He says they do best in pairs in their own pens.
     
  9. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Thanks Ryan Im sure the DR is just trying to mess with me again and not confuse you .Her Quote says it all. I also was told by many that they do best in pairs. She is a practical jokester so you dont know if anything she says is true or not. Certainly on my threads. I m pretty sure if you put them in reverse trios they would kill each other. [​IMG] If she continues from this point on I will see what the moderators on here can do about it, Sorry.
     
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