Agressive birds and diver species

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by aldren90, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2010
    Hey all my fellow byc'ers! I have a question about waterfowl agressive species. Are egyptian geese, ruddy shelducks, cape shelducks, Etc. Are they really as mean as people tend to say they are? Also i have a few questions about divers. Im redoing my pens getting 2 new 10x10 s for chickens and my sebbies. YAY!!!!! And also im redoing my 24x12 duck pen. Im also adding an in ground pond liner that will be really big so i kinda wanted to get some hooded mergansers. Well what i wanted to know is how hard is it to raise them and ya know whats the basics, etc.
  2. mckenzie

    mckenzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2011
    Douglas, GA
    My egyptians aren't as mean as my chinese geese but they haven't started breeding yet so that might change.
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    My Egyptians can be pretty mean. They tolerate my Sebbie geese, they stay away from the swans and cranes but will chase my Canadians, ducks and chickens.....all over if they come in their territory. They will even chase off wild birds..... They don't like free loaders, hehe. I would not pen them with other birds and would make sure they have a big pen if kept penned. They never been aggressive towards me however.....
  4. suzysducks

    suzysducks Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 26, 2010
    Aldren, yes the species you mention can be very aggressive to others especially in the pen size you mention. Some people are able to keep more aggressive waterfowl types with others in very large areas where there is enough room to stake out territories and such that don't necessarily interfere or come in contact much with others.

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