will the male geese kill his babys if they stay togater

Discussion in 'Geese' started by pam61, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. pam61

    pam61 Just Hatched

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    will the male kill his babys if they stay togater in the same pin
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just started with geese about 2 weeks ago,so im no expert.But,as far as I know,both parents take part in care,so I do not think the father will "Intententionly" kill what is his.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Geese work together to protect their goslings. Ganders are great with goslings. Only thing that could happen is goslings getting trampled if the geese got startled.
     
  4. pam61

    pam61 Just Hatched

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    why i ask is because my male duck ate his baby has they were hatching my female had the last egg in her mouth so i took it, now my goose keeps laying her eggs in the duck coop how can i get her to lay some were else or what should i do
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Ducks and geese are entirely different drake have been known to kill their ducklings mainly because they don't see them as theirs. Gees for pair bonds so they are a tight couple. Both care for their goslings. Even ducks have been known to kill their ducklings especially if first timers.

    About the only way you can stop your goose from laying in the duck coop is to keep her out of it. My goose likes to lay her eggs inside the duck coop too I really don't know why because she has a nice house with plenty of bedding but they all seem to like to lay where others are laying.If I find a goose egg inside my duck coop I move it to the goose house once she sees a few of her eggs in her house she usually will continue to lay there. If I want gosling if not I just keep taking her eggs. . They are quite tasty too.
     

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