Pilgrim Geese thread

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Tivona, May 20, 2014.

  1. ChrisGR

    ChrisGR Out Of The Brooder

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    In the beginning they were both running away if i got too close. The last days they are coming closer at me especially the gander! Goose wants to be at least 2m away from me to feel confident while gander follows me almost everywhere! I think that she is easily afraid althought we never chased them or make them feel uncomfortable (at least on purpose). I cannot explain her behavior, but I am sure that she gets -irrational- frightened when I work or get close at her! :/
     
  2. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ganders are often more confident. She´ll follow his lead. [​IMG]
     
  3. bekkanblue

    bekkanblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've wondered that too RoboDuck. Probably a group of people motivated enough to find out the process and set up a breed club/association. I'm in the Iowa Blue Chicken club which is only a couple/few years old and working towards APA membership. I was surprised that Pilgrims are APA, but don't have a breed club. Yet. :) Reading up on it is on my to-do list, but that list is very very long right now!
     
  4. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chillin'........ at 4 weeks old.
     
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  5. bekkanblue

    bekkanblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So Pilgrims breed in early spring (Midwestern US), but will they sometimes breed in the fall?? I just caught 2 of my breeding pairs making use of my newly filled stock tanks for just that purpose. Should I be on the lookout for an odd egg here and there or will the geese only lay in the spring? They free range so no special lighting scheme. Just really surprised me!
     
  6. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Seems that a lot of folks in theUS are getting odd out-of-season mating behaviour with their geese that they´ve not seen before, so...see what happens.
     
  7. bekkanblue

    bekkanblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I've never seen anything goose related before! :) So much for all the studying to know what to expect and be ready. Ha!
     
  8. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nor have others...geese are normally easy, but a lot are saying that their geese are mating now, and finding it very strange. In keeping with Murphy´s Law, once you know something as fact, it´ll prove not to be...
     
  9. andreacroyle

    andreacroyle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if it has anything to do with global warming???
     
  10. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well it´d only be in the northern hemisphere, as they seem to be normal down in this half... so semi-global warming? [​IMG]
     
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