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New to ducks and geese

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by newtoducks, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. newtoducks

    newtoducks New Egg

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    I am moving to a home with a pond and have heard that ducks and geese are good at keeping the snakes at bay. I would like to get about 6 (3 ducks and 3 geese) of different breeds and I need to know if i should get just female sexes? Would it be ok to keep them all together? The breeds are Ducks: Jumbo Pekin, Cayuga, and Rouen, and Geese: Toulouse, American Buff, and Embden. What do ya'll think of that?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, newtoducks, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Unsure of the answer to your question. You might consider posting in the thread below. Good luck to you!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
     
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  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. Ducks and Geese do nothing for keeping snakes away. Some people say guineas will but I haven't found that to be true.
     
  4. Chicken Master1

    Chicken Master1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i also do not know the answere but i think the Cayuga was an excellent pick they are beautiful and [​IMG]
     
  5. newtoducks

    newtoducks New Egg

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    Thank you all, I hope it works out. I have had ducks before on my farm and unfortunately they were chased away by my dogs. But my kids love them so I'm happy to try again! I would love some that stay in my yard
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Congratulations on the new home. Not so certain about ducks keeping snakes at bay, but they sure are fun to have - welcome to BYC.
     

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