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How to tell if an African goose is being aggressive

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Hello, I'm new here and I just got three female Africans and I was wondering for when they're grown up how can I tell that they're being aggressive instead of social? And if they are being that how do I put a stop to it??
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Hey welcome to BYC!
African geese are less aggressive then a lot of breeds but don't get me wrong they can be aggressive.
The best way to make geese not get aggressive is be with them all the time and talk with them. I'm guessing you've young geese? Hand feeding till they are 2 months then use a bowl of food with the bowl in your hands.
But you say you have 3 females? I've never had an aggressive female African goose or goose in general only if they are brooding on a nest. But if you do have 3 females you don't need to worry about them getting aggressive.
The males are the ones you need to keep an eye on wink.png
Are you sure you have 3 females? A lot of people have been lied to and end up with opposite sexes.
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Well I got them from a agg store and they said they were presented so I'm hoping so! They're about two weeksI think. I'm thinking that they already consider me mother goose because they follow me everywhere and call for me when I put them in there tub. So I think the raising is going well. I've just been seeing on here that Africans can be mean so I was wondering how to tell if they're challenging you. But that makes me feel a lot better lol
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@servpolice they were sexed and I bought them from a agg store so hopefully they didn't lie! :our
I was wondering if they were aggressive because I heard that this breed really is. I feel like I'm raising them right though! They follow me everywhere and peep for me when I put them in their tubs lol
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See? I am so new... ugh I'm sorry... I didn't know it was posting it..
Edited by Lan13 - 3/29/16 at 1:25pm
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Hahaha don't worry! The question you're asking are always said by beginner's and it's good to ask wink.png

Now I don't know where you heard that Africans are aggressive not that you're wrong but most African geese are mild tempered and can be very tame.
Africanxchinese and Chinese geese are a lot more aggressive.
If you do actually have 3 females you don't need to worry about aggressive geese.
But in future if you do ever get a gander here's a few tips to show you're boss:

When a gander chases you or wants to run to him as fast as possible with your arms out. You may look absolutely ridiculous but it works. Geese don't like when things run towards them at a fast pace and run away and having arms out makes you look much bigger and intimidating.

You can also pick up the goose if it's being bitey or whatever, geese hate being picked up especially if you sit down with them for a bit.

You can also grab the neck or head gently and pin it to the ground by being on top of the goose (not literally your whole body weight of course) but your arms and stay in that position for a few minutes (this shows how strong you are making you more dominant).

Another thing is grab hold of the beak and not letting go until he calms but be sure you don't block the nostrils so it can breathe.

Separating one from the flock and being around him while separate also helps wink.png
Edited by servpolice - 3/29/16 at 3:34pm
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Originally Posted by servpolice View Post

Hahaha don't worry! The question you're asking are always said by beginner's and it's good to ask wink.png

Now I don't know where you heard that Africans are aggressive not that you're wrong but most African geese are mild tempered and can be very tame.
Africanxchinese and Chinese geese are a lot more aggressive.
If you do actually have 3 females you don't need to worry about aggressive geese.
But in future if you do ever get a gander here's a few tips to show you're boss:

When a gander chases you or wants to run to him as fast as possible with your arms out. You may look absolutely ridiculous but it works. Geese don't like when things run towards them at a fast pace and run away and having arms out makes you look much bigger and intimidating.

You can also pick up the goose if it's being bitey or whatever, geese hate being picked up especially if you sit down with them for a bit.

You can also grab the neck or head gently and pin it to the ground by being on top of the goose (not literally your whole body weight of course) but your arms and stay in that position for a few minutes (this shows how strong you are making you more dominant).

Another thing is grab hold of the beak and not letting go until he calms but be sure you don't block the nostrils so it can breathe.

Separating one from the flock and being around him while separate also helps wink.png
thanks you! I'll be sure to do that of that happens! I've looked like an idiot with my ducks so I won't mind looking insane with my flock of geese cx
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😂 goodluck! Keep us bycers updated on your goslings! we can sex them and see if they are actually females with pictures wink.png
There's many threads you can join here! enjoy wink.png
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