Hi! So I have mentioned before my Drake is African goose around 5ish going on 6 months old. I have hand raised him and all his siblings. A coyote got my big boy Boomer and Spunky little Tweety. Leaving 3 others. Drake who is male and has now taken over the lead and Princess and Duke who I'm not positive he's a boy,but he's always been so bitey,I just assumed. Drake started trying to mate me for a week almost 3 weeks ago. After that passed,now,every day I go out there he walks up to me and starts biting me! Hard. I have bad bruises up and down myself. He won't stop either. I've tried everything everyone has suggested. I have held him still,holding him. Soon as I put him down he starts biting me I have pinned him carefully on the ground and held him there and even put him back in stall. Idk what to d?!? I thought for sure by now,this phase or whatever he's going thru would've passed. Idk if it's a territory thing a dominance thing or if he's mad at me. But it breaks my heart. I go in crying several times a week. And my question is,will he ever stop? Will he ever be my sweet lovable Drake who we cuddled ? Or is this our new permanent Drake? Bc honestly,I don't think I can deal w that. It would break my heart to get rid of him,but he also attacks my children. He's left bad marks on my son too. And get this-he was my son's goose!!!! I just don't understand. We r heartbroken and confused. Is there any hope? What should I do?