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I needed this bit of advice to use on my very aggressive goose. I have been aggressive back to him, but need to be more so and do it more consistently. Thanks!

I have found being consistent is about the best thing when it comes to aggressive geese.

 

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 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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post #162 of 167

This is hilarious. When I think back, when he was 4 months old, he would walk around with that neck stretched out, but never came at me, always ran away. Now the sight of me triggers screams and wing flapping, and of course go near him and the fight is on. So I've read some and I guess I will show him who's boss. They used to pick at my flip flops, both the duck and goose, the duck never turned against me though. Glad to hear this should be over in a few months, lol. Man, certainly will be wearing cowboy boots when around them, holy cats. To the by-stander this must look rather funny, but it sure isn't. Imagine a little kid, oh my, none of those around here, but he does go after the cat. Well so anyway, thanks for the link, I will give it a try. The roast pan is not an option, neither is re homing or lopping off the head, obviously it's a mistake I made early on hanging out with them too much. I might try a couple female geese after all. He's a Roman Tufted, does it matter much what kind I get? Always somebody wanting to get rid of the oddball around here.:lau

post #163 of 167
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This is hilarious. When I think back, when he was 4 months old, he would walk around with that neck stretched out, but never came at me, always ran away. Now the sight of me triggers screams and wing flapping, and of course go near him and the fight is on. So I've read some and I guess I will show him who's boss. They used to pick at my flip flops, both the duck and goose, the duck never turned against me though. Glad to hear this should be over in a few months, lol. Man, certainly will be wearing cowboy boots when around them, holy cats. To the by-stander this must look rather funny, but it sure isn't. Imagine a little kid, oh my, none of those around here, but he does go after the cat. Well so anyway, thanks for the link, I will give it a try. The roast pan is not an option, neither is re homing or lopping off the head, obviously it's a mistake I made early on hanging out with them too much. I might try a couple female geese after all. He's a Roman Tufted, does it matter much what kind I get? Always somebody wanting to get rid of the oddball around here.:lau

It does not matter in the least I have a mixed flock of Embden, Toulouse and American Buff and they are one big mob of thugs. :rolleyes:My Embden who will be 9 yrs old in April is the worst he has ever been, and he never learns I grab him pin him down and he comes right back. Thank goodness my Toulouse gander only screams at me so far. I saw a recipe for goose stew this morning I told my dh I was going to put it on the wall in their house so Sam could see it.  He knows I could never kill him although I have felt like it at times. [joking]  I think everyone looks forward to mating season being over.  lol

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 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..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 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..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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post #164 of 167
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This is hilarious. When I think back, when he was 4 months old, he would walk around with that neck stretched out, but never came at me, always ran away. Now the sight of me triggers screams and wing flapping, and of course go near him and the fight is on. So I've read some and I guess I will show him who's boss. They used to pick at my flip flops, both the duck and goose, the duck never turned against me though. Glad to hear this should be over in a few months, lol. Man, certainly will be wearing cowboy boots when around them, holy cats. To the by-stander this must look rather funny, but it sure isn't. Imagine a little kid, oh my, none of those around here, but he does go after the cat. Well so anyway, thanks for the link, I will give it a try. The roast pan is not an option, neither is re homing or lopping off the head, obviously it's a mistake I made early on hanging out with them too much. I might try a couple female geese after all. He's a Roman Tufted, does it matter much what kind I get? Always somebody wanting to get rid of the oddball around here.:lau

It does not matter in the least I have a mixed flock of Embden, Toulouse and American Buff and they are one big mob of thugs. :rolleyes:My Embden who will be 9 yrs old in April is the worst he has ever been, and he never learns I grab him pin him down and he comes right back. Thank goodness my Toulouse gander only screams at me so far. I saw a recipe for goose stew this morning I told my dh I was going to put it on the wall in their house so Sam could see it.  He knows I could never kill him although I have felt like it at times. [joking]  I think everyone looks forward to mating season being over.  lol

BB (Big Boy) still charges 4 years old, Embden gander. Head and neck down, sneak attacks! Then he realizes its me. He is so territorial but not the dominant gander. Any aggressive act gains training. BB and I have had several sit downs the last few years. Daylight hours he is eating from my hand. He is otherwise an awesome gander and very good to the goose hens. His favorite goose has an egg mountain now. No one dare go into that coop but me.

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post #165 of 167
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BB (Big Boy) still charges 4 years old, Embden gander. Head and neck down, sneak attacks! Then he realizes its me. He is so territorial but not the dominant gander. Any aggressive act gains training. BB and I have had several sit downs the last few years. Daylight hours he is eating from my hand. He is otherwise an awesome gander and very good to the goose hens. His favorite goose has an egg mountain now. No one dare go into that coop but me.

They sure keep you on their toes don't they. I have a gander Sam who wants to bite and flog me and one who screams at the top of his lungs and Hisses I stopped calling him Babe and call him Mr. Hissy. :/

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 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..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 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..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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post #166 of 167
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BB (Big Boy) still charges 4 years old, Embden gander. Head and neck down, sneak attacks! Then he realizes its me. He is so territorial but not the dominant gander. Any aggressive act gains training. BB and I have had several sit downs the last few years. Daylight hours he is eating from my hand. He is otherwise an awesome gander and very good to the goose hens. His favorite goose has an egg mountain now. No one dare go into that coop but me.

They sure keep you on their toes don't they. I have a gander Sam who wants to bite and flog me and one who screams at the top of his lungs and Hisses I stopped calling him Babe and call him Mr. Hissy. :/

My American buff, George is a lot like the Embden BB, but he is a big bluffer! George also does the head down charge but all I do is step toward him, zoom! He is gone. He is 2 this year, and the bottom gander. Both my Chinese ganders, Jerk and Gee are awesome, no issues since they matured.

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post #167 of 167

Do any of you have wild geese that pass through?  We have a 3-4 acre pond and we have a pair  of Canadian geese we call the homers.  They typically come and spend  bit of time here with us in Texas over the winter months.  Last year they actually built a nest but they did it by the driveway and the dogs found it and had eggs one day :(  

 

Anyway, i've been thinking about getting some geese to have year round but I don't know if the wild bird would fight with my locals or would the locals chase off the homers?

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