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by dorsetduckowner
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Embden geese
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Embden geese

Honk... I agree with the charging :) However only two of my ganders charge me, the other one/two are white benign :)
by dorsetduckowner
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Embden geese
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Embden geese

what a lovely spot they have there!!! I think thy look like boys by their tail position :) You never know though! I would expect goslings if they are a pair, but if they are still young they may not have started. They would be mating now if they were a pair and the right age :)
by dorsetduckowner
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Embden geese
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Embden geese

Hi! They look in wonderful condition and thank you for looking out for them, they are very lucky. really hard to sex this breed, easier if you have a male and female as the neck is usually bigger in the male and males tails are more stiff upward in the water... but if they are the same sex, really h...
by dorsetduckowner
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Advice around laying
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Advice around laying

China eggs are a great idea for giving them a break from laying :) god luck with your girls x
by dorsetduckowner
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Advice around laying
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Advice around laying

Hi! How lovely that you are trying to keep their reproductive health well. Sometimes the continuous laying is genetic, especially in the KC's. Oddly it is coming up to breeding season now and they will naturally be thinking about laying anyway, do they have a drake? He may be keeping their breeding ...
by dorsetduckowner
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Duck food advice
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Duck food advice

Ps and of course they need greens such as romain lettuce and kale (not spinach) I think there is a good article about what to feed ducks on this site.
Quacks!
by dorsetduckowner
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Duck food advice
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Duck food advice

Hi! Mixed corn would be the ‘treat’ their main ration should be pelleted feed such as Fenland waterfowl pellets or Allan and Paige poultry pellets which is suitable for both chickens and ducks. 😀🦆😀
by dorsetduckowner
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Duck advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Duck advice please

Hi Olivia :)
My lot have to be herded in each night, but they get into a routine and like to stick to it.
I would say if your pen is predator proof from foxes, rats, stoats etc then they should be fine.
Zo
by dorsetduckowner
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Duck Help
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Duck Help

Hi :) Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new ducks :) In answer to your questions: 1. yes, we are now in breeding/pairing/mating season (they start early) lots of mating and showing off going on! Any eggs you get will likely be fertile but now not a good time to go broody and nest! The...

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