My 3 Dads?


In the Brooder
Dec 21, 2016
At the moment I've got 2 American Buff Ganders and a Cotton Patch Gander. (The Buffs are 3 yes old and the CP is 2)
If I introduce 2 goslings to them will they likely take care of the goslings?
Do NOT put goslings in with them. It's dangerous, as they will often become aggressive towards younger members of their species, specially males.
Many years ago I had a 3 or 4 year old human imprinted gander. I purchased a half dozen goslings and placed them in an outside pen. He immediately came over and started 'talking' to them. He set up residence outside their pen. After 3 days I released them and he adopted them. The downside is that he came to prefer them over me and discovered that he was a goose. Eventually he paired with one of the geese and went on to raise his own goslings. In my experience, geese are generally protective of goslings; however, I would be very careful about introducing goslings to 3 ganders and would make it a very gradual, monitored introduction.

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