Will geese mate with chickens?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by LuvinMyPeeps, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. LuvinMyPeeps

    LuvinMyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently got a beautiful pair of buff geese (boy and girl). The boy is currently 'dancing' for the female - flapping his wings and squawking. Very cute. They are currently in with the chickens. If the female starts laying (which I'm told happens in the fall), would her eggs be pure goose or would they be part chicken? LOL Is it possible for a roo to mate her? I really don't want to hatch unless they're pure goose!
     
  2. duck walk

    duck walk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think you have anything to worry about...[​IMG]
     
  3. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chicoose babies are so cute!
     
  4. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it will be ok. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2010
  5. LuvinMyPeeps

    LuvinMyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh no....LOL......don't say that! [​IMG]
     
  6. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    My understanding is that geese can try to mate with chickens but can only harm them doing so, as a goose has a part for mating but a chicken doesn't.
     
  7. LuvinMyPeeps

    LuvinMyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, I think I'm safe then, because the pair I bought from a friend are the absolute sweetest pair ever! They run from the chickens [​IMG]

    They aren't lovey dovey, but will let me catch and pet them if I fill up their pool. They talk to me - no, it's more like lecture me if I feed the chickens without filling up their pool. Silly babies. [​IMG]
     
  8. Addicted2Quack

    Addicted2Quack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Can't stop laughing..
     
  9. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I think chickens have parts for mating also, isn't that where chicken nuggets come from?[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2010
  10. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Geese can't breed with chickens, but ganders can get really testy when their goose is setting on eggs, so I might try to keep the chickens away for their safety. Ganders have been known to attack and maim/kill smaller birds during breeding season.

    Good luck.
     

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