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charente

  • Joined Sep 2008
geese
« on: October 12, 2008, 01:19:19 pm »
see question, thanks
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pigsatlesrues

  • Joined Oct 2008
  • Normandy, France
Re: geese
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 10:05:19 am »
I would personnally say don't mix them.  A broody female goose can be quite unpredictable and the male can be very protective of his mate and the eggs.

They are quite powerful birds and I wouldn't like to say how they would treat the smaller chooks in the house when they were nesting.

At our other property we mixed the waterbirds on the pond - we had larger cabins for the geese and smaller shelters for the ducks.  This worked very well.

Hope this helps.

Kate  :pig:
Bonjour et avoir un bon jour !

charente

  • Joined Sep 2008
Re: geese
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008, 01:21:30 pm »
Thanks Kate  I will use another barn, hopefully they will play outside nicely. We have no fencing on our 5 acre plot, the chooks wander around the land all day and take themselves to bed, are geese likely to do the same?
John :chook:

 

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