Hello, I got three baby white chinese geese about mid april, first time I have ever had geese. When I was a kid my parents had chickens so taking care of the geese hasn't been completely alien. Anyway, so I am pretty sure one of the geese is male, one is female, and I keep jumping back and forth between whether the third goose is male or female. The one I'm sure is male has always been my favorite. He seemed to prefer my company over the other geese, he let me pet him and he even let me kiss the top of his head. Sweetest goose ever, until about 5 days ago. Over night sweet goose transformed into monster goose. He doesn't chase me or anything but once he gets to me he will peck hard and fast at my legs. He gets really mean if he can get an arm, and he has quickly developed this nasty talent of catching a finger and not letting go. The index finger on my right hand has chunks of finger missing. He doesnt quiver his neck like he is afraid or anything. He seems to see me as a rival goose as apposed to a predator. So, the way I have been dealing with it is trying to tell him in goose that this behavior is not cool. When he starts really pecking me, I make my hand into a beak and "peck" him back. If his attack gets more aggressive when I do this I will hiss (he is hissing a lot when he attacks) and chase him around until he is running away, as apposed to walking backward or kind of walking away. (I probably look completely insane, thank goodness my neighbors can't see into my back yard) His attacks have gotten the smallest bit tamer since I started doing this. I want to know how I should be handling this, what is wrong with what I'm doing, and if anyone knows if this is a permanent attitude change. Any help is appreciated, I would love to get my "little buddy" back if possible.