My goslings are pecking chicks!

Gooselover567

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I have 2 goslings, 6 young silkies and 4 baby chicks. The silkies are fine with the new chicks, but the goslings keep grabbing them and shaking them. What should I do? I don't want the chicks to get hurt
 

Miss Lydia

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You have to brood your goslings separate. It’s always better anyway not to brood waterfowl with chicks since waterfowl make such a mess of the brooder which can be harmful to chicks.
 
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Gooselover567

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I have separated them into two brooders. Some of the older silkies keep flying up to the gosling's brooder though, but I think its ok since the goslings don't mind the silkies. In the future, when I move them all to the coop will the geese pick on the younger chickens?
 

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They may it just depends on the geese. My geese do fine with the ducks and chickens out side but they have their own house for night time. I have a pair and no way could they be housed with anyone else during breeding season.
 

ColtHandorf

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For the most part I have separated all my chickens from the geese. If they are all out free-ranging there isn't usually any problem. The turkeys and geese don't get along at all though.
 

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