Will Geese hatch and raise other types of birds

Discussion in 'Geese' started by marvun22, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't want more geese right now. If the goose sets its mind on hatching, can I just stick some duck eggs under it.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You can, and sometimes geese can successfully incubate and raise ducklings. Other times especially if the goose is large, heavy, and clumsy she may crush the duck eggs.
     
  3. Angelak

    Angelak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Marvun22 what kind of geese do u have? I have sebastopols,white chinese and african n canadian(1)total I have is 20
     
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    My geese raise ducks. I have never had them successfully hatch any though. Its a bit late in the season here to have them really mother anything now.
     
  5. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just thinking about the future.

    I have 1 pair of African.

    Well at least its not my male, he is clumsy.
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    What I haven found works well is to hatch inside and then introduce a big group of babies to the geese when they are a little more " squish-proof". This year one of my ganders raised 19 geese and ducks together without losing a single one. They were all hatched inside and a few days diffference in them. His mate was setting on one dud egg and eventually joined him. The ducks will mature and leave the group on their own, but the juvenile geese stay with the adults until next breeding season.
     
  7. Czech's_chicks

    Czech's_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My geese were a female bonded pair. Since the eggs weren't ever going to be fertile I would give them duck eggs. They would take turns on the nest and standing guard, but normally Abigail would be mom. They loved to have babies and would even steal babies from the duck mommies.
     
  8. Linzi

    Linzi New Egg

    Can anyone help me I have 3 geese - 2 are laying eggs but not staying on the nest after laying the egg they do not return till the next day to relay another egg (is this normal) or do they only sit after they have laid all the eggs they are going to lay - I have yet to see the 3rd lay an egg or display any mating activity and nor does it hang around protecting the nest or the laying birds so I am unsure of its gender. I am told from photos that they are 2 Pomeranians and 1 Embden and its the Embden and 1 Pomeranium that are laying, they are using the same nest and I would like to know more about the whole egg laying process and if I have a boy one what is the process for letting them hatch goslings and at the moment I am collecting the eggs as I don't want them to be useless if they are all female and because they leave the egg all day and over night I figured that they would not hatch anyway as they are not being sat on - can anyone enlighten me on the process or refer me I an informative site as all the ones I have found have left me a lot confused ? Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  9. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Female lay a full clutch of eggs before they ever start sitting on them. So not sitting on the is ok. Se if they would sit on one eggs at a time if they are fertile then they would not develop all at the same time. And you want all goslings to hatch at the same time because if the goose gets goslings and there are more eggs that need to be sat on longer she will kick them out of the nest and only take care of the ones that hatched and abundant the other still developing.
    So that is why they lay and do not sit on them until she has what she feels is enough eggs to sit on. Hope this helps you.
     

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