Which sex is better to have two of?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by bayyjayy, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I get two geese, I really would rather not get a pair....so which is better....two boys or two girls?

    Or is a pair the way to go?
     
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Either two girls or a boy and a girl. Two boys will proabaly fight.[​IMG]
     
  3. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You haven't seen a fight until two geese both want the same nest! Get a pair, and if you don't want goslings steal the eggs. Birth control is easy just steal the eggs. a pair bond to each other much better than the other two combinations. and if you change your mind you are all set.
     
  4. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just don't want to deal with the whole mating.....seeing it, dealing with bad behavior, all the good stuff that goes with owning ducks. I think I heard geese aren't as bad, but I dont' know if I am making that up or not.

    I keep going back to thinking I need to get a pair, so that helps me in my decision.
     
  5. manybirds

    manybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2011
    u could get a pair and not let them sit. or you could get 2 females. i'm happy your getting 2, most people think geese are like ducks so they'll be good company for each other but in truth they are 2 COMPLETELY different species that prefer the company of others of there own species.
     
  6. manybirds

    manybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2011
    Quote:I berely EVER catch my geese mating. they're pretty sneaky about it.
     
  7. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

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    I'd get two females, because in that case you also get a few eggs a year. Even if you don't use them for crafts or eat them like I do, they make great treats for other animals you may have.
     
  8. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I definitely want to try to eat one, for sure!

    You hardly ever catch them doing the deed! That is a wonderful plus to getting geese. Another big difference between ducks and geese, I guess!

    Thanks for the info.
     
  9. manybirds

    manybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2011
    Quote:I like geese. they're smart, they're very very loyal to their 'loved ones' (if any animal could feel love it would be geese). they're much more modest than ducks. they're more independant. they'de die for they're friends/mates.
     
  10. manybirds

    manybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2011
    Quote:they are differnt. most people just think ducks/geese, horses/pony's/donkey's, sheep/goats, llama/alpaca's are so similiar but theyre extremely different than the other
     

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