Gand aggressive toward drake

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Oneacre Homestead, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Oneacre Homestead

    Oneacre Homestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi my Gand is beating up on my drake... They were raised together, but now I am afraid the drake is going to end up dead. I have a great little pool over a drain set up and I cannot do another one. So it has to be one or the other....
    my question is do you think removing the drake will solve the problem? Or could this gander be a bad seed? He has never been aggressive towards us, but spring is on the way....
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I would separate if your worried your drake will end up dead, I had to separate my gander and drake for a while then the drake finally learned to stay clear of the gander, I would let them free range together and be there to stop any fighting, finally after the first summer only together with supervision they are now able to stay in the open area together, as long as the drake knows his bounderies. Good luck. It's only natural behavior
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    What is your flock situation? Do you have other geese and ducks? You may be dealing with a territorial situation or it may be a mating issue.
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Geese are very territorial during breeding season.

    Yes, your drake could get hurt. Not because the gander intends to kill him, but because of the size difference.
     
  5. Oneacre Homestead

    Oneacre Homestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for the replies!
    I separated the drake and the poor little guy is as light as a feather! I think the gander must have been keeping him away from the food and water! I am going to work on a separate paddock for all the ducks. I think I will have to choose one, geese or ducks, in the long run, though. Too bad. I hoped that if I raised them together they would work it out. I have a big yard, too. The drake(the nutcase!) would try to mount the female geese, so one can hardly blame the gander for hating him.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Do you have females ducks for your drake?
     
  7. Oneacre Homestead

    Oneacre Homestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi , yes I have three ducks for him! The geese are a trio. :)
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Oh them boys.


     

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