Adding a female to a lone male?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Rachaellynn11, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. Rachaellynn11

    Rachaellynn11 New Egg

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    We have a Sebbie that we hatched (we had 2 but the other was a sterile egg) and we were told it was a girl later on, but it turned out to be a male. He is about 3 years old, and when he was younger he was friendly and would follow us around everywhere. He has become mean over the last year, and about a year and a half ago attacked one of our chickens and killed it.

    To get to the point, would it tame him down if we were to get him a female mate? OR would we we end up with him being mean and attacking her OR would be end up with 2 noisy hissing attacking geese?

    ANY IDEAS WOULD BE HELPFUL!

    PS- If a mate is NOT a good idea, any ideas to tame him down?
     
  2. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is he only mean to other birds, or to people in your family too? If he´s only mean to other birds, no big deal...natural stuff more or less. If he´s mean to people in the family, then you can other threads about how to teach him to behave. Either way, a goose for him would be great. You´ll still get plenty of hissing at breeding season, (I imagine he´s got worse again just recently as it´s that time), but he´d be much more contended. Hope you have success.

    edited to say: p.s. take it easy with introduction as he´s imprinted on you and has to learn that the newcomer is his friend, so be careful over introductions...a wire fence between them for a bit would be a good idea. He´ll have the company without being able to be too much for her. Just until they seem ok together. Ganders are generally far more aggressive than geese.
     
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