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Strapping the wing didn't help much because once the duck got outside she was diving through the tortoises water bowls and flapping and fluffing much better. Don't know if that wing will ever set now! As soon as the duck saw Goose she RAN to her chattering all the way. The goose was very snooty though and wouldn't let duck near her pond until she had walked (literally) over her!!. She stood there, one foot on the ducks back!!I nearly had a fit and tried to chase Goose, but she was quite protective of the duck :hu Not nasty or anything, but she positioned herself between me and the duck and when I pushed her away she just came back! Sounds more and more like mating behaviour doesn't it.... Goose was fine after she had asserted her authority. I dare not leave them alone together while I'm at work, but I can't leave the duck in the camp with the goslings because the one older gosling attacks and bites her! (Bare in mind that this EG gosling is only about 3 weeks old) If I leave the crate outside unsupervised the duck may hurt herself trying to get to the goose, so she'll be crate bound until I get home every day :(

 

It maybe mating behavior  but one thing about the wing not being 100% is that she'll probably not fly off again.  Such cute pics of the 2. I think your doing the right thing by keep duck up till you get home. Goose is so big even accidently she could injure duck. That last pic looks like goose is giving duck a kiss on the head.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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post #22 of 29
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Strapping the wing didn't help much because once the duck got outside she was diving through the tortoises water bowls and flapping and fluffing much better. Don't know if that wing will ever set now! As soon as the duck saw Goose she RAN to her chattering all the way. The goose was very snooty though and wouldn't let duck near her pond until she had walked (literally) over her!!. She stood there, one foot on the ducks back!!I nearly had a fit and tried to chase Goose, but she was quite protective of the duck hu.gif  Not nasty or anything, but she positioned herself between me and the duck and when I pushed her away she just came back! Sounds more and more like mating behaviour doesn't it.... Goose was fine after she had asserted her authority. I dare not leave them alone together while I'm at work, but I can't leave the duck in the camp with the goslings because the one older gosling attacks and bites her! (Bare in mind that this EG gosling is only about 3 weeks old) If I leave the crate outside unsupervised the duck may hurt herself trying to get to the goose, so she'll be crate bound until I get home every day sad.png



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post #23 of 29
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I am so grateful to have found this site! The knowledge and care that gets shared here is so special.

 

Yesterday I received an orphaned African Yellow Billed duckling. He's about 3 weeks old and his sibling was run over by a car and didn't survive. I had him with the Egyptian Geese goslings but the same gosling that harasses my duck chased him too. That gosling will be a force to be reckoned with when its older. I could actually SEE that it was ANGRY with the duckling for being there.

When the duckling "attacked" me it was trying to get me to leave him alone. He was being defensive, not angry. But when I say that little ball of feathers THREW itself at me to bite me, that is exactly what happened and it kept biting! I am relieved that ducks don't get the size of geese.

 

I've separated the duckling from the goslings for its safety, but it was very stressed so I put the smallest gosling in the crate with it for company. The gosling didn't seem at all concerned with its new sibling, which is twice its size and the duckling seems much happier now and even started preening. I'll post photo's later today.

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Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great Love. 

 

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post #24 of 29
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I am so grateful to have found this site! The knowledge and care that gets shared here is so special.

 

Yesterday I received an orphaned African Yellow Billed duckling. He's about 3 weeks old and his sibling was run over by a car and didn't survive. I had him with the Egyptian Geese goslings but the same gosling that harasses my duck chased him too. That gosling will be a force to be reckoned with when its older. I could actually SEE that it was ANGRY with the duckling for being there.

When the duckling "attacked" me it was trying to get me to leave him alone. He was being defensive, not angry. But when I say that little ball of feathers THREW itself at me to bite me, that is exactly what happened and it kept biting! I am relieved that ducks don't get the size of geese.

 

I've separated the duckling from the goslings for its safety, but it was very stressed so I put the smallest gosling in the crate with it for company. The gosling didn't seem at all concerned with its new sibling, which is twice its size and the duckling seems much happier now and even started preening. I'll post photo's later today.

I am just happy your able to sort these kids out. Always has to be a bully in the bunch right? lol

 

I look forward to seeing this Yellow Billed Duckling  so it's native to your country?

 

Glad to hear you were able to match it up with a buddy. 

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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post #25 of 29
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D

on't know why the photo's are appearing like this, I rotated them before posting.....

 

 

The gosling seemed a little lost without his siblings, so I added two more for company.

 

The little yellow bill duck is native to SA.

 

I downloaded these photo's of adults from the net...

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Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great Love. 

 

Still VERY new to keeping chickens, but loving this site!

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Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great Love. 

 

Still VERY new to keeping chickens, but loving this site!

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post #26 of 29
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D

on't know why the photo's are appearing like this, I rotated them before posting.....

 

 

The gosling seemed a little lost without his siblings, so I added two more for company.

 

The little yellow bill duck is native to SA.

 

I downloaded these photo's of adults from the net...

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRBrVMEocIkboOXHoz0P3LV7P5V51Ug06Ptrq2tfeHbydI1uDreIA104-Yellow-billed-Duck-G05344.jpg

They are beautiful ducks the lacing on their bodies along with the teal and the yellow bills is just gorgeous. Looks like yours has plenty of company now.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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post #27 of 29
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Very much a case of me and my shadow :-)

 


Edited by Allears - 10/10/15 at 2:53am

Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great Love. 

 

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Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great Love. 

 

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post #28 of 29
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Very much a case of me and my shadow :-)

 

Looks like Best friends.. They both needed a friend. :)

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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post #29 of 29
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1034217/african-yellow-billed-duckling#post_15939140

 

The duckling has been accepted by the gosling flock:thumbsup 


Edited by Allears - 10/10/15 at 5:40am

Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great Love. 

 

Still VERY new to keeping chickens, but loving this site!

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Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great Love. 

 

Still VERY new to keeping chickens, but loving this site!

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