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

    Thanks,
    Kathy
     
  2. Posh Chickens

    Posh Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, she will hatch ducks. And she will teach them 'waterfowl' things.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    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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