alpha goose

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by alpha goose, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. alpha goose

    alpha goose Out Of The Brooder

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    i am linda in oakville,wa. i keep 2 horses, 30 chickens, 3 ducks and a pair of african geese.

    my geese are just one yearold and are mating. they have eggs in the woods which i have seen or been near. yet, my gander is on the attack. he goes to the trouble of finding me and puts his head down, wings out, and bites and pinches, no getting him off of me. i was told that if he needed to be eliminated, his goose would grieve,starve and suffer to her death. is this true?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm sorry I know very little about geese except they bite HARD. Go to the Other Backyard Poultry forum above, they have thread on geese, ducks, etc. I'm sure the geese folks will be able to answer your questions.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    I've never had geese before but wonder if the male thinks he is protecting his mate by being so defensive? The section of BYC @drumstick diva referred you to should be able to help.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/47/geese

    Good luck!
     
  4. alpha goose

    alpha goose Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you!
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.

    I've never kept geese, either. I would definitely post in the Goose section that NorthFlChick linked to. Good luck with your geese!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     

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