New to geese - How long is breeding season?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Baybrio, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Baybrio

    Baybrio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first year with geese. I have a pair of Sebbies (Brook and River) who were raised with my first group of Dutch Hookbill ducks. Of course I knew breeding season would cause some upset but I didn't realize River would be so aggressive with the mild mannered Hookbills. I have a drake inside that I believe has lost not only all the feathers between his wings and, I believe, his right eye! They free range around the farm all day and are in a 6' x 12' safe pen in the shed at night. The attacks seem to happen during the day.

    How long will I need to keep these two groups separated? I brought the goslings here so the ducks would have some protection from hawks -which the geese did brilliantly. I knew they would probably have to separated during breeding season but for some reason I thought breeding season was short.
     

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