Originally Posted by Speilb
That is unusual behavior. Is he kept in a confined area with limited grazing and other things to do? If so that might be part of the problem also. I agree with Miss Lydia that if it is a lone gosling that might also be a major contributor to the poor behavior. Personally if he bit me I would lay him out on his belly with his head on the ground and hold him there long enough to get the point across. Then I would pluck a couple feathers out of his little rump. Typically in a gander fight the victor will seal the win with a feather pluck.
I can see this with an older goose but I am not sure with a baby. I have laid my adult gander out many times. I have never had to deal with this in a gosling though. I think she def needs to give him a mirror though so he can see another gosling and this will also prepare him for one if she can find another.
I don't mean to go against what your saying Speilb just not sure if I could do it to a gosling.I do agree goslings need stimulation like grazing and being out in sunshine not cooped up inside a brooder all day. Never alone though at young ages they need to have someone looking out for them.