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Discussion in 'Geese' started by TabbiDawn, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. TabbiDawn

    TabbiDawn Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, So growing up we had a number of Embden Geese (sp?) and I remember them being pretty mean, I have memories of them honking and flapping at me everytime I came close to them. Also, I remember how great it was when I got my little gosling "amy" whom I had for about three months until one day she died [​IMG] I would love to have a few geese now, but I would like to know if perhaps there is a better (less aggressive) breed I should look into? Or perhaps the geese we had were not handled quite enough when they were young? Is aggressive a trait of all geese? Is it a male/female thing? Are some breeds worse than others? I really loved having them around, And I find them extremely beautiful, but I would love to interact with them, not just have them here.
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sebastopol and Toulouse are pretty laid back. I hear the large dewlap toulouse are very laid back.
     
  3. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Central NC
    Quote:Facts straight if you are forcing you interest on them it is you that is being aggressive not them. If they happen to like and trust you they will approach on their own. This so called aggresiveness is more a indiviual trait than a breed trait. Good luck!
     
  4. TabbiDawn

    TabbiDawn Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Facts straight if you are forcing you interest on them it is you that is being aggressive not them. If they happen to like and trust you they will approach on their own. This so called aggresiveness is more a indiviual trait than a breed trait. Good luck!

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  5. TabbiDawn

    TabbiDawn Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks [​IMG] Do you know how well they do as far as laying?
     
  6. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks [​IMG] Do you know how well they do as far as laying?

    No, I'm sorry, I don't. I have adopted elderly geese to give them homes. My sebbie is just now maturing, so we will see.
     
  7. TabbiDawn

    TabbiDawn Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank you so much! Tons of help [​IMG]
     
  8. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, first things first: define "interact with them".

    While there are exceptions to every rule, geese are not cuddle bugs. They are curious and will most certainly interact with you in their own way -- chatter at you when you're near them, honk when they see you come into view, hiss if you make them uncomfortable, etc. If you have other ideas for "interaction" geese may not necessarily be "for you".
     
  9. sianara

    sianara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Central MA
    Quote:Thank you so much! Tons of help [​IMG]

    You're welcome! [​IMG]
     

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