geese picking on one badly please help?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by New_Hobby, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. New_Hobby

    New_Hobby New Egg

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    Hello ,

    We have 6 geese 4 danish and 2 pilgrims we got them all at the same time and same age. THey are about 9 mths old But just in the last week they have decided to start picking on one. At first it was just a bit but now they have damaged her wing and have shunned her she is not allowed in the coop to sleep at night any more. I am afraid they are going to kill her. Has any one heard about this and why they would be doing it? How can i help so we dont loose her? Please help and thank you for your replys.
     
  2. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    I had the same problem about 6 weeks ago. My male and 2 female Sebastopols ousted another female Sebastopol and they were terrorizing her. I ended up having to go find another pair for her. Thankfully it worked out and the other pair accepted her with no problems.

    It happened out of the blue and had me completely puzzled as well. I think you have one of two things you can do. Either try to find a mate for the one that they're picking on or find it a new home. I don't think you can stop the battles, we couldn't and the more time that went on, the worse it got.

    Good luck!

    Laurie
     
  3. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

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    We had a mean chicken and we just put her in a cage while the others were out playing
    and I would think that you could do that with a goose too.

    Hope this helps!!
     
  4. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    I once had a flock of geese that divided themselves into two clans. Periodically the two clans would get into a big fight and one or more of the combatants would end up dead. I never understood why. They had over 10 acres to roam and plenty of feed. I gave them to someone else because I got tired of dealing with it. They did the same thing at his place.
     

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