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#59507 - 06/29/09 07:11 AM Ducks/Geese won't go in the pond
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I raised 7 baby ducks and waited until they were grown to put them on my pond, but they go to the edge and that is it. So I bought 2 grown geese that were already swimming in a pond to shown them what to do, but they wont get in my pond either. Can anyone tell me what might be wrong so I can correct the problem?

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#96964 - 06/13/11 11:18 AM Re: Ducks/Geese won't go in the pond [Re: Anonymous]
Flipflop Offline
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i raised two geese from babies. i have them in a pen but let them everyday. they also have a small pool i put in their pen to get in the water and get used to it but i cannot get them to go into the pond. help!!!

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#96966 - 06/13/11 11:26 AM Re: Ducks/Geese won't go in the pond [Re: Flipflop]
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They probably follow you when you walk on land since you raised them from babies. Go for a swim, they will follow you in.

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#96967 - 06/13/11 11:29 AM Re: Ducks/Geese won't go in the pond [Re: Maria Ricardo]
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it is really muddy at the edge of the pond. what about going out in a boat?

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#96977 - 06/13/11 09:47 PM Re: Ducks/Geese won't go in the pond [Re: Flipflop]
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If they swim in their small pool, can you easily set it up at the edge of the pond so they get the idea of swimming in that area, feed them a little bread by throwing it in the pool, then remove pool, but throw bread in the pond. That may give them an idea.

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#97017 - 06/15/11 06:28 AM Re: Ducks/Geese won't go in the pond [Re: Foehn]
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will it take them a while to figure out where their pool is? also i was thinking about getting a couple of guinea hens. would they get along with the geese?

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#97018 - 06/15/11 06:29 AM Re: Ducks/Geese won't go in the pond [Re: Flipflop]
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you also said something about bread crumbs. how old do they have to be to have them?

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#97019 - 06/15/11 07:26 AM Re: Ducks/Geese won't go in the pond [Re: Flipflop]
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also i would like to ask. i have two greylag geese and their about 3to4 months old. how can i tell what genders they are?

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#97050 - 06/16/11 12:43 AM Re: Ducks/Geese won't go in the pond [Re: Flipflop]
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You didn't say how old your geese were. If you had called them goslings, I would have recommended you continue with the small pool. If they are grown and feathered and almost ready to let out unsupervised, then they will be old enough to eat a little bread without harm. I don't know what your predator loading is like where you live, so that may also be a consideration for you

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#97150 - 06/20/11 11:11 AM Re: Ducks/Geese won't go in the pond [Re: Flipflop]
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my geese are 3to4 months old. they are feathered out almost completely. i pen them up at night and let them free range all day. should i also keep penning them up at night. havnt really seen anything but a raccoon. not to say their not out there. my husband says turn them loose but i am scared something will get them?

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