I have a small flock, 2 drakes, 2 ducks, 2 ganders, 2 geese. All except the 2 adult geese females I raised from hatch. I picked up the geese as adults as company for my ganders. The one gander began fighting the other gander and took the 2 females as his own. Things were rough and not improving. Then the female geese bagan biting and chasing the ducks/drakes all around the pen. They were yanking feathers out and being very agressive. It got to the point where I had to put a fence across inside the pen so they could be seperate. My tufted goose and ducks/drakes on one side and the male gander and 2 females on the other.
I have to downsize the flock because a) everyone is fighting b) I can't clean and care for them all alone. I put an ad up and have recieved many responses. I will only sell them for pets. So what do I do?
I would like to keep my one male tufted buff gander. He is gentle and sweet and doesn't bite like my grouchy embden (who bit my daughter). I picked him up and carried him many a time without so much as a struggle, he just enjoyed the ride. My one duck, Daisy, has a crooked neck and she is my sweet girl whom I hatched myself. I would like to keep her as well. I do love the others but those 2 are my favorites and are on my keep list.
How do I thin it out? The Embden and 2 females are on the sell list. Who else? I would love to keep them all but I must downsize. What to do? Pro's and cons of the list would help me greatly.