Did my gander just mount me or attack me?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by cdnley, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. cdnley

    cdnley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My gander is a huge healthy Embden. He hisses at me but has never tried to attack me, well perhaps bite my coat when I turn around. Yesterday I was squatting down to put some water into their jug and suddenly I feel him climb my back (I am 5'10") so he had to climb to my shoulders and grab the back of my hair [​IMG]with his beak. I stood up and he got off. Sheesh. Was that a mount or an attack? My coat back has 4 long cuts in it from his nails..luckily I was wearing one!
    I have long hair if that makes a difference.

    What do you think? What do I do about this?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I believe you've just been "Goosed"
     
  3. vishnu kokareko

    vishnu kokareko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mount
     
  4. grammaschicks

    grammaschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    You have definitely just had a "date" and he didn't even have to buy you dinner!!! My gander tried this with me and I just picked him up and put him in his pen. He was mortified but got the message. Hope yours has a mate so he can bother her instead of you. Maybe it was your coat he was so attracted to. Looks like it's filled with down.
     
  5. vishnu kokareko

    vishnu kokareko Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. cdnley

    cdnley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everyone got a good laugh from my story. I guess my gander saw me in a smallish position and decided to go to town. He has a White Chinese GF but maybe he likes brunettes?
     
  7. TeamRetic

    TeamRetic Out Of The Brooder

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    That sounds kind of funny. I didn't know ganders would try to mount people. I don't think I like that too much and it would seem it would hurt. How much does your embden gander weighs?
     
  8. cdnley

    cdnley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was a suprise. He is the biggest of the bunch, prob 25lbs.
     
  9. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    My gander tries to do that to me he has a goose and she wants me to mate with her then him!! Crazy geese!!
     

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