should i get ganders hens or straight run?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Flock Runner, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Flock Runner

    Flock Runner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm getting two gees from a hatchery. they are going to be "white chinese" but i'm not sure if i should order just hens, just ganders, or straight run. i'm fine with it either way but i want the biggest birds posible but no fighting. i don't miind a couple of chicks either. i herd that ganders can form nice relationships with each other with no hens around. are hens ok with no ganders? also is one gander and one hen a good male to female ratio? i just want happy birds. i'd like to hear your suggestions.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    As long as you have two it will be fine. M+M, M+F,or F+F, will be find. Just be aware if you have a pair they are more likely to get aggressive once breeding season comes around.
     
  3. littledear

    littledear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most geese will pair up but if you have two females and one gander he will service both geese. Straight run is suppose to be 50% but if they don't sex them you might end up with tow of one sex with straight run. I would just order one goose and one gander if I was doing it.
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    You mean a goose? Not a chicken?

    If they sell sexed birds, I suggest that you buy a pair. Or else a trio (1 gander, 2 geese)
     
  5. Flock Runner

    Flock Runner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does that mean i should get 2 geese, 2 ganders, or a goose and a gander? i just want to know which pair would make better pets.
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Geese in General make great pets but during spring Ganders can sometimes be a little testy from all of their testosterone
     
  7. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair of white Chinese and neither is aggressive to me. My goose always bows down to me while the gander just watches.
     
  8. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    A "pair" is a goose and a gander. A "trio" is one gander and 2 geese.
     
  9. Flock Runner

    Flock Runner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so, in the spring if i have 2 males will they be mean to one another? also, are geese broody enouhg to sit on eggs that aren't theirs? like if they are hatching a couple of eggs would i be able to slide a couple of different eggs with them?
     

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