New to geese - How long is breeding season?

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

  1. Baybrio

    Baybrio Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2008
    Poplar Grove, IL
    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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