Are ALL geese aggresive??

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Morri, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Morri

    Morri what's quackalackin?

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    I want to get a goose and hand raise it to keep with my ducks, but mum thinks they are all aggressive and will attack kids!?!?! SO if i hand raise one will it be tame and non aggressive??? Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. kawonu

    kawonu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not all are aggressive. Hand raise one from a day old and you should be fine.
     
  3. Morri

    Morri what's quackalackin?

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    Thanks for that!! [​IMG] what breed people suggest to keep, are some more social towards humans than others?? Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. kawonu

    kawonu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have Africans, a pilgrim, a China, and Pomeranians. The friendliest are the Africans, but I hand raised most of them. The Chinas are pretty social too.
     
  5. Morri

    Morri what's quackalackin?

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    Thanks your very helpfull!! [​IMG] Which are the most common breed?? I have only started looking, going to the poultry auctions on sunday to see whats out there!! SO whats the most available/cheepest?? Thanks!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

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    We've had Toulouse geese, and both the male & female were very nice. I'd feed them out of my hand, and they were always first to greet us. We've also had embden geese, and they were also nice, no problems ever. My Toulouse were also very good parents. She would set and he'd stay with her, making sure nothing got her. He'd do the snake head when she was setting, but I'd tell him to quit it, and he'd still be a protective hubby, but never tried to flog or even pinch us. Here's a pic...

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  7. Morri

    Morri what's quackalackin?

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    Thanks very much you guys !! You have been very helpfull and I love the pic!! makes me want them more lol just one last question what time of year do they lay and how much is it normally for 1 doz fertile eggs?? Thanks !! [​IMG]
     
  8. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Handraised females usually stay calm and nice, during breeding season all bets are off from my experience, handraised or not.

    Have an african gander right now, handraised. Daily cuddle sessions before work, loves to be carried around. Cuddle session yesterday morning turned from preening my clothes into holding on and beating me with his wings...... spring is coming and he is alpha. Carried him around a bit all the while holding his head because he kept on biting me..... he was such a sweetheart and probably will be again once breeding season is done.
     
  9. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buff american gander is usually quite nice to be around UNTIL babies hatch. During breeding season he will go after strangers, but not me or my husband.

    Breeding season is when they get nasty, and they are simply trying to protect their mate.
     
  10. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

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    My Embden gander is mean to us but our goose is very sweet and they were both hand raised.

    Noah
     

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