Um, what to do?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Alas, May 8, 2011.

  1. Alas

    Alas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My goose was laying eggs and not watching them, so they were getting eaten. I took 8 before she finally started to pay attention. She lay another 5 and started sitting. She has a week left before her clutch hatches. In the meantime, I have several goslings that are too big now for the container I have them in and I'm really ready to get them out of the house. If I take the eggs to put in the bator, will she take the goslings? And when the other eggs hatch, can I add them to the family?
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
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    Hmmm...it could work, or it could be a huge mess if she doesn't cooperate. How much older will the older chicks be?? You don't want the older ones to bully the younger ones...

    I don't have goose experience - just chickens, so maybe someone else will chime in.
     
  3. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I can't speak from personal experience yet, but it could be worth a try. There are pictures of goslings that accept ducks as brooder company so maybe they are less likely to bully the smaller ones than chickens.
     

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