Will a goose raise ducklings?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by mythkat, May 12, 2011.

  1. mythkat

    mythkat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi all,

    I have a broody goose. It's her first time and she doesn't seem to be having any luck hatching. I want to get some ducklings and was wondering if she would raise them. I know chickens will raise anything but my silky freaks out when they go swimming. lol

  2. Posh Chickens

    Posh Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    West Midlands, UK
    Yes, she will hatch ducks. And she will teach them 'waterfowl' things.
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I've read on here where several people have had geese raise ducklings. Personally, my geese would rather try to kill them. [​IMG]
  4. mythkat

    mythkat Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think she's getting pretty desperate. She lets one of the roosters sit with her and lets the chicks run all over her. I know the eggs are fertile but she has broken several. I think she's just inexperienced.
    Last edited: May 12, 2011

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