Goose behavior?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by artsyrobin, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    hi, i have a young chinese goose (i think) and he has been raised around the ducks, and chickens but lately has been nipping the chickens if they get too close- he is almost 6 months old- not sure of sex, but calling him a he- their pond dried up since its been so dry, so they have been with the other poultry more than they normally are-

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  2. jennifer@couplandtx.org

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My geese were raised w/ chickens and the male always nips at the chickens, and the kids and the dogs... I wouldn't worry about it unless it gets too aggressive. They are nippers [​IMG]
     
  3. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 geese they nip the chickens bottoms and they go after the dog but have never caused real issues.
     
  4. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    ok whew! he's just being a goose!
     
  5. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny! I just got a female brown Chinese goose last week, and w/in two days of being here, has convinced my ducklings that she is their mother! She warns the chickens and goats and ME not to get too close to those babies----they aren't really babies to me, as they were hatched July 7th. She's a great goose, and I am so glad I got her to be a buddy to my male Toulouse, even thought I had wanted another Toulouse.[​IMG]
     
  6. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    i think our poser is confused- she is 6 months old, and i thought a gander, but angel the pekin has been mating with her for two days, after her trying her go at the female ducks a couple weeks ago- sooooo...... what do i have??

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  7. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drakes hump everything.

    I had a runner drake that would hump a LARGE mature dewlap toulouse gander every time the gander went in the pond.
     
  8. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my goose does the same thing [​IMG]
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    she likes to chew on their feathers but all in all they get along well together
     

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