They hatched 13! American Buff geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Kimsie, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Kimsie

    Kimsie New Egg

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    Our trio of American Buff geese hatched 13 out of 13 eggs this year! Well, actually, the 2 females did the hatching but the gander did his part, too. The females sat on one nest together like siamese twins. I thought they would end up not hatching any that way, but they did a fine job.

    Here they are a day old:
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    Here they are at a little over 2 months. It was already a little hard to tell the goslings from the parents!
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    We found out that 16 geese can really mess up a driveway quickly! We had to put up a 2 foot fence to keep them away from it.
     
  2. redstarfather

    redstarfather Out Of The Brooder

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    wow they are really buff
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They are beautiful and Congrats to all involved for the great hatch..
     
  4. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! I hope my trio does so well next year. My 2 geese will be yearlings. My gander will be 2 next year.
     
  5. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should join us us on the American goose page.
     
  6. Kimsie

    Kimsie New Egg

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    Don't be discouraged if they don't do really well the first year. This is the 3rd year that my geese have worked at hatching and they have gotten better at it each year!
     
  7. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figure between me with an incubator and two geese I should get something!
     

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