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Customer Stories and Helpful Advice About Ducks & Geese


We want to hear your stories concerning your ducks or geese!
Please email us about your special waterfowl experiences.



We are often asked questions for which we do not have an answer. But maybe you have that answer. Please email us about your special waterfowl experiences. We are interested in any special stories or unique situations you encountered with your ducks or geese, things such as:
  • How we protect our birds from predators
  • How we encourage our ducks to sit on eggs
  • How we use our ducks and geese for weed control
  • How we got a goose to adopt day old ducklings/goslings
  • How we treated our duck/goose for a particular injury
  • How we got rid of unwanted wild ducks/geese
If you are willing to share your email, let us know and we will put the best stories on this webpage. As you see, your name or email will not be included.

For all the rest of you that want to learn more about waterfowl, read through these many stories. Some are funny and some are sad, but all fascinatingly insightful about the world of ducks and geese.

 Guard Goose Gertrude I have had Gertrude, my little female goose for just over two yea...
 My Three Pet Ducks Follow Me Everywhere My Pekin ducks were about 1 month old and my grandpa and I were c...
 Foster Goose Parents Do A Wonderful Job I wanted to tell you about our geese, Vladimir and Pretty Girl, w...
 Turkey Love My father and I bought two goslings. We had never taken care of o...
 Calla the Blind Duck Our family has ordered Welsh Harlequins from you on several occas...
 Boris Makes a Big Mistake! As Director of Security here at Mole Hill at Bittersweet Acres, o...
 How I Learned to Talk With My Geese At our small 1.5 acre farmette on the central coast of California...
 Boris Rules We were wondering what would happen when two young goats joined o...
 Lost Duck - Found! You very kindly gave me advice over the phone a couple weeks ago ...
 Our Helpful Geese Our Boris and Natasha are over a year old now, and they still "he...
 My Gander Acted Like Lassie! I have run a private school out of my home (seven children) thi...
 Taking a (Living) Christmas Goose to School I always brought an animal to my daughter's school around the h...
 My Helpful But Self-Centered Gracie Had to share this comical escapade from today. I'd gone to Home ...
 What Is Going On Inside Your Goose's Head? Have you ever been the victim of a good wing-beating? Or even bet...
 My Teenager (Acting) Mallards I bought my 8 mallards when they were less then a week old from a...
 Those Hickies Are From Your Geese? Sure. I have a pair of African geese.  My gander is the one who has alw...
 My Gracious Geese Love Everything I Give Them My geese don't have the option of being "picky." I have a pair of...
 Pink Inflatable Flamingo 1 - Godzilla Gander 0 I've finally found a method of backing off my very protective Gan...
 Peanut Travels 12 Miles in the Talons of a Hawk Oh, if Peanut could talk. Peanut is a smallish, mixed-breed duck...
 Geese and French Fries I decided on this lovely day that it would be a wonderful experie...
 I Built an Incubator and Didn't Even Know It. And It Worked Great! I just wanted to share my story with you. My boyfriend who is in...
 The Life and Love of Zyrus After the passing of our beloved "Pong" in January of 2002, we co...
 How to Train Your Ganders Not to Be Aggressive Any time geese are mating they become more aggressive. I have...
 My Geese Protecting Me From The Neighbor's Dog I would like to share a special moment I had today with my geese:...
 Little White Duck - A Poem She's my little white duck and I love what I got. ...
 I Love My White Chinese I love my Chinese Whites. They were the first geese I had and the...
 My Chinese Geese and Their Personalities We have a pair of Brown Chinese geese. Boris, the gander, wants...
 Bowing to the King Gander And What It Gets You Perhaps you've noticed this body language with your geese. You go...
 My Observations in Handling Geese I learned a little something else watching my husband and son try...
 Recommended Books for Geese I educated myself greatly by means of 3 books: Duck, There's a Go...
 Sadie Canadians, in a wedge, fly due south. My African, crooks her neck...
 Welsh Harlequin Report We currently have 8 of them; 7 hens and 1 drake (Sir Quacky). Th...
 Showing Waterfowl at the Fair My son showed his birds in the 4H category at our county fair the...
 I Love These Baby Geese! I LOVE these baby geese. They are so much more interactive than w...
 Sonny the Goose vs. Beefcake the Steer I just have to share what my gander Sonny did yesterday. Normally...
 Preventing Nipping, Controlling Noisy Greetings in Geese I'll tell you what' I've learned. If it doesn't fit your ci...
 Plastic Pal My Embden gander was alone for several years, then we got guineas...
 Handling Aggressive Ganders The Chinese Ganders are always more aggressive when they are youn...
 Shelter Needs for Geese My geese couldn't care less about finding shelter here in Illinoi...
 Consoling Geese Want a good goose story - the day I found all my ducks slaughtere...
 Talking to Her Geese I have to admit I talk "Baby talk" sometimes to my geese, and my ...
 Rabbit sitting on Eggs? I used to have a rabbit that liked to hang around with my ducks. ...
 Dog and Goose Pals All dogs are different, of course, but my situation was a good on...
 One Versus Two or More Geese I had a lone goose for a few years and know that it is certainly ...
 Don't Get Me Wrong, I Love My Little Flock of 10 Geese, But Oh, don't get me wrong, I love my little flock of 10 geese. But t...
 Babies Scared by First Stormy Night Well, it was very stormy overnight here in Mt. Holly with lots of...
 Gus Doing the Zoomies These geese are a riot! I just love them, they have such a sense...
 Her Goose Breaking up Fighting Roosters I think I've mentioned before how my young gander, Junior, likes ...
 Advice on a Goose as a House Pet Hello. I too have a goose as a house pet. Her name is Rose and s...
 Ducks Better Than Chickens Any Day My son (now 13) bought a few Golden 300s in 2007 and they were ve...
 Those Darn Geese! I took our lawnmower to the repair shop today and the repair guy ...
 Geese Trying to Run the Duck's Show I've written before about how my Toulouse gander, Junior, "refere...
 Ducks are Great! I'm with you on ducks. I've been raising them for five years and ...
 Ducks Easiest to Raise Poultry After years of raising all different types of poultry and water f...
 How Her Ducks and Geese Co-exist We have always had our ducks and geese together -- except as babi...
 Mixing Geese and Ducks for Safety I've seen a lot of talk about general behavior of geese and ducks...
 Excellent Advice Prior to an Evacuation We are experiencing some early wildfires in Santa Barbara CA so I...
 How to Thwart an Aggressive Duck My oldest male duck, Karl, has been giving my younger duck Howard...
 African Goose Gander Adopts Ducklings I have a goose that herds ducks. We call him Nanny. He is an Af...
 Wild Waddles The Golden 300 (and a splattering of their white variety) make up...
 Rose the Wonderful Mother Rose, our five-year-old black Runner, has been acting broody. We ...
 Ducks In School Dear Metzer Farms: I have been hatching eggs in my junior hi...
 Birthday Present We are blessed to have the Little Harpeth River in our backyard ...
 Adoptive Parents We have a pair of Brown Chinese geese who will adopt any baby ani...
 We Have Eggs! I am just so excited as our Golden 300's have already started lay...
 Socrates and Plato It's a week before Easter, my neighbor, and I are driving home fr...
 Sisqo The Duck Last year, I was being a normal 14-year-old, and riding my bike a...
 Ducks In The City In May of 2001 my son Jimmy decided he wanted pet ducks. He fina...
 One Happy Duck Hello, I don't know if you remember me or not. I'm a college fr...
 Raising an Easter Duckling In Ohio The story I have to tell is about a stray duck that we raised unt...
 Our Weeder Geese Hi, Just wanted to drop a note about the geese I purchased from ...
 Success Story This is another success story I thought you would enjoy. It migh...
 Pong, The Magnificent Pekin I purchased "Pong" in the Spring of 1995, when I was in third gra...
 Mr Goose I just wanted to tell you about a pet goose that I grew up with...