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I have a white Chinese goose and a brown Chinese goose that are now fighting each other. Can they seriously hurt each other to the point where I should find a new home for one of them? During the day they can get away from each other, but during the night they are in a secured run where they can't get away from each other. I hurry and turn out the light hoping the darkness will cause them to settle down, but it didn't help that much tonight. They were still at it by the time I came back into the house. They share the run with three Guineas and two female ducks. This fighting really upsets the other birds. Thanks for any opinion you may have.
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I have a white Chinese goose and a brown Chinese goose that are now fighting each other. Can they seriously hurt each other to the point where I should find a new home for one of them? During the day they can get away from each other, but during the night they are in a secured run where they can't get away from each other. I hurry and turn out the light hoping the darkness will cause them to settle down, but it didn't help that much tonight. They were still at it by the time I came back into the house. They share the run with three Guineas and two female ducks. This fighting really upsets the other birds. Thanks for any opinion you may have.

You should rehome them or separate them. If you separate them you'll probably need to get opposite sex friends for each of them so that they have friends. Fighting geese are dangerous, especially when smaller birds are involved.
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I was afraid of that. Thanks so much for your advise.
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You could separate them through a fence if you want, so they could see each other but have no contact. Maybe they are stressed, how big is their yard?
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They free range over 7 acres and usually spend the majority of the day in one of our two ponds. They are as stress free as they can get. The two geese have a favorite duck they are sparring over. Never mind that there is another little duck who I call the wallflower standing in the sidelines. The biggest problem is when they go into the run for the evenings and my wheels are turning trying to come up with a solution. That is the only time we have a problem cause they can't get away from each other. Thanks for your interest.
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They free range over 7 acres and usually spend the majority of the day in one of our two ponds. They are as stress free as they can get. The two geese have a favorite duck they are sparring over. Never mind that there is another little duck who I call the wallflower standing in the sidelines. The biggest problem is when they go into the run for the evenings and my wheels are turning trying to come up with a solution. That is the only time we have a problem cause they can't get away from each other. Thanks for your interest.

I would definitely suggest finding them both girlfriends then! Check your local craigslist and the where am I where are you thread, and the buy, sell, trade thread! Having females to themselves may really calm things down. Or you could split the pen in two parts?
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I would definitely suggest finding them both girlfriends then! Check your local craigslist and the where am I where are you thread, and the buy, sell, trade thread! Having females to themselves may really calm things down. Or you could split the pen in two parts?

Good alternatives. And watch your ganders in the pond with your ducks they could easily drown her with out meaning too.

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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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