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Originally Posted by MamacatPatch View Post

We have six large "weeder" geese, no idea of their gender, but they are about six months old now and are out in a large fenced wooded area with ducks, roosters and three goats.


Lately one of the geese has started hissing at me or my husband when we go in to feed and water them.  He comes close and even let me pet his neck briefly, something none of them have allowed us to do since they've gotten big.


What's the deal with the hissing? We've had them since they were babies and they know us.  It's not breeding season.  Is he just showing us he's the top goose of the bunch or is he trying to show us he a tough bird or what?




Marci
post #42 of 44
Hi guys I'm new to this I just moved to a new place started going for runs on a nice trail then there's a goos that keeps chasing me every time I try to go by and I run for my life and hiss at him back I'm terrified of him I tried to show him whos boss and he just keeps chasing me also I can't take my dogs for a walk there anymore because I have to grab my dogs and run fast people say to grab thier neck but when you grab it what do you do?
post #43 of 44
We're I go for runs everyday there's a goos that keeps chasing me I tried to sure him whos boss but it doesn't work what do I do
post #44 of 44
Just a tip I happened to find out when I was collecting eggs from my Toulouse geese, the dominant gander refuses to stop hissing and trying to nip when I'm anywhere near the eggs, (I stopped collecting eggs when the weather stopped freezing but none of them hatched) I carried a large convenience store beverage cup with me to collect the eggs and just stuck it over his head while I grabbed eggs, since they don't back up, it was easier than it sounds. Plus I can tell myself that he didn't know I stole eggs from the nest.😊
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