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Will a goose brood a hatchling chicken?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by LakeGooseBerry, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. LakeGooseBerry

    LakeGooseBerry Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone had success putting day old baby chicks under a broody goose?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I have had chicken hens raise just about every other kind of birds. Ducks and geese because of their larger webbed feet tend to crush and injure smaller 'chicks'.
     
  3. LakeGooseBerry

    LakeGooseBerry Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for that!

    But just out of curiosity, will a goose sit on chicks to keep them warm?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Not sure about that, but I have had ducks hatch and brood chicks. The end result was not good. Those that didn't get trampled got wet and chilled whenever the mother went swimming.
     
  5. LakeGooseBerry

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    OK it looks like I will be the brood mama this go!
    Wish me luck. These will be my first chickens...
     
  6. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Good luck. You can do it.
     

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