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Goose problem
Tue 4-May-10
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DeeDee
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 I have a goose that has gone broody and is nesting in the (very safe) log store. When the other geese (6 of) go near it seems some are biting her and pulling her off the nest. It's all getting very scary to be honest.

I have now barricaded her in the store even during the day. I worry what will happen to her after a 30 day absence from the other geese.Frown

Can anyone shed any light as to why she is being attacked?

Thanks in advance

Dee

Tue 4-May-10
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Hello, Dee, and thank you for joining in and posting your problem.

To be honest, I think we have no geese farmers on here but we do have one in our village. I will see if he is around and ask him. He is not always at the place where he keeps his geese, so it may take me a few days to respond.

Meanwhile, if anybody else has any clues, please feel free to help Dee.

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Tue 4-May-10
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Sorry don't know of any geese keepers around here. Does indeed sound scary Dee

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Dee - I happened to ask Fiona just know (she is slaving over a hot stove, thank goodness!) even though we have never kept geese.

Her question: is your mother goose sitting on her eggs in the same area where your other geese normally lay?

If so, they just want to lay and are tring to get some laying space.

What do you think?

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Tue 4-May-10
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Danny said:

Hello, Dee, and thank you for joining in and posting your problem.

To be honest, I think we have no geese farmers on here but we do have one in our village. I will see if he is around and ask him. He is not always at the place where he keeps his geese, so it may take me a few days to respond.

Meanwhile, if anybody else has any clues, please feel free to help Dee.


Thanks very much Danny, I will give a bit more information if that's OK.

We have had the geese for about 6 months now.This is their first lay. They have all lived together prior to this. They have two nests, one in the log store and one in their sleeping area. She built the nest herself but the other geese tend to lay in their sleeping area over night.

This is my first venture with geese, I have all kinds of poultry, ducks and turkeys and never had this problem before.

Once again, thanks Danny.

Tue 4-May-10
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Danny said:

Dee - I happened to ask Fiona just know (she is slaving over a hot stove, thank goodness!) even though we have never kept geese.

Her question: is your mother goose sitting on her eggs in the same area where your other geese normally lay?

If so, they just want to lay and are tring to get some laying space.

What do you think?


I suppose it could be that, her nest is the bees knees of nests lol.

Tue 4-May-10
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In that case, Dee, you are probably doing the right thing by blockading that area so that she can sit on her eggs in peace and quiet.

We will cross the next bridge when we come to it as regards releasing her back into the flock in due course.

I will ask around.

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Wed 5-May-10
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Thanks for the advice Danny, much appreciated.

Wed 2-Jun-10
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Well, she produced 6 goslings from 6 eggs so she did really well Cheers. She is coping very well and I have put out chick crumb out for the little ones.

The other geese have left her in peace but still come running if she starts shouting for them. I think I may have over panicked in the beginning as everything seems to be hunky dory with them all.

Now all I have to do is wait for my Turkey eggs to hatch this weekend ūüôā

 

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Wed 2-Jun-10
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Oh that is great news DeeDee. WellDone   WellDone  WellDone    Good luck with the turkeys.

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Oh, how exciting!  Pictures please?

I'll try that again!

Thu 3-Jun-10
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Toffeeapple said:

Oh, how exciting!  Pictures please?


 

There you go Toffeeapple Tea

 

 

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Thu 3-Jun-10
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Thanks DeeDee,  they are lovely.

I'll try that again!

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Oh thanks DeeDee.  They are so cute.   WellDoneWellDone

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