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Is this normal?

post #1 of 8
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I got her in August. She was with a bunch of ducks. I took 3 ducks and this goose from the lady who had had them a long time. I had her penned in a 16x16 along with the ducks but the male duck was bothering her. So I let her free range. Now this is my problem.

Whenever I'm out there, here she is. Right at my feet. Sometimes messing with my shoes. Does she love me or hate me? Why is she right there invading my space?
post #2 of 8
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Is she missing the time closer to the ducks? They are only separated by fencing. I have left then pen door open and she was excited to go in but male duck ran her back out.
Edited by moodybubbles - 3/11/16 at 11:44am
post #3 of 8
Being she has no mate maybe she sees you as the next best thing to another goose?

Was she hand reared alone by the previous owner perhaps and thinks of humans as her flock?

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #4 of 8
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I don't really know how she was raised. I keep thinking she wants something?

I let her buddy ducks out because free ranging the male can't bother her much.

Hopefully I can get them back in later. The goose I just scoop her up and take her inside the coop for the night.
post #5 of 8

I have no idea but she's pretty!  I get the feeling that she's lonely.  You need another goose!

post #6 of 8

I have always found geese to be alot more social, mine constantly follow me just to see what I'm up to. My son says they are soooo nosy! Ducks are just generally over sexed and will do anybody!

Here everybody lives together chickens, turkeys, quail, pea fowl, muscovey and regular duck and the geese, guinea, sheep, donkey and the pigs. Thats ouside LOL can't type enough to give ya inside details

post #7 of 8
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I'm fairly new to the who farm/barnyard animals. Another goose would have to be female. I think the males can be aggressive and I have small children.

@ postal poultry- is that a pet squirrel? I had one that I raised from a baby that I found outside. I let him go thinking he would come back and hang out near our home. He did not. I found him a few times but couldn't get him to come to me.
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@ postal poultry- is that a pet squirrel? I had one that I raised from a baby that I found outside. I let him go thinking he would come back and hang out near our home. He did not. I found him a few times but couldn't get him to come to me.

 

Yes thats my baby girl Hammy, I was delivering mail one day and these people had cut a tree down with a nest & mom ran off, the guy said he was gonna put the babes in the trash!!! I said OH NO YOU ARE NOT!! and I took them with me, the kids and I bottle fed them out of 4 we raised 3 and let them go here on the farm but Hammy just thinks shes not cut out to live outside there are no marshmellow out there!

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