Hi All, A few months back I was considering rehoming my embden girl because I felt bad that she was on her own. The response generally was that it is better for a goose to have company, but because my girl has plenty of space and gets attention, she should be fine. I nearly rehomed her as a mate to a Chinese goose, but suddenly became carer to a mallard x Muscovy duck. Female I think because it chirps. My goose was very curious about the new arrival, but no nastiness unless the duck tried to use her pool. Well that lasted all of one day and the duck has quickly become a favourite "pool toy"! Is it dominant behaviour if the goose climbs on top of the duck in the water and keeps dunking it and pushing it around? No mating behaviour, she does the same with her other toys. Duck actually seems to enjoy it and follows goose where ever she goes. It even sleeps near gooses nest. Talk about David and Goliath! the duck is more mallard than Muscovy and there's about a 6kg weight difference, thank heaven for buoyancy. Disaster struck two days after duck arrived though. Something startled duck and it flew away. Goose was actually looking for it! I posted a notice on Facebook and put flyers in post boxes and eventually got a call to say there was a duck on someones roof. I went to catch it and sure enough it was "my" duck with a badly broken wing; a joint fracture in shoulder. It must have struck something and dropped. I've strapped the wing, but duck'll probably end up with a frozen shoulder because I can't afford the surgery. If it was a wild bird I would euthanase, but surely duck can have a good life without flying? It's eating and drinking and I've got it in a crate for the next two weeks at least. Input anyone?