Return to the Farm Life Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
hatching geese

Posted by daddyray 7b (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 9, 09 at 12:56

Howdy. I have a sebastopol goose setting on 15 eggs. I am told the goslings need to be raised by people in order to make them more people friendly. If she hatches the eggs, how do I remove them from her without losing a limb or an eye? The nest is pond-side. Will she keep her chicks out of the pond when they are very young or will she take them to the pond for safety? That's what my wood ducks do and their chicks seem to get water logged fairly easy. Help please, Ray


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: hatching geese

Try removing the goslings at night, when she's calmer and doesn't see as well, maybe? Although geese MAY see just dandy at night, I don't know.

I envy you, Sebastopols are on my 'want list'! :)

Velvet ~:>


 o
RE: hatching geese

If you want them to be the tamest possible then you can take them from mom. Just have some one hold her while you snatch up the goslings. You could just take the 1st few to hatch and leave the later hatchlings for her to brood.

No Woodies for me this year, I lost the drake. Do you keep them in pairs or 1 drake with 2 ducks? or??


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Farm Life Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here