How to keep geese from biting ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jellybean, May 1, 2009.

  1. jellybean

    jellybean Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Bellevue, ID
    I'm new here, hello! I have 3 baby African geese, and 5 baby Rouen ducks. I've raised lots of ducks before, but never any geese. They are about 2 weeks old. Recently 2 of the geese have been picking on the ducks. Once in a while they will bite them or chase them around. The other goose is well behaved and doesn't bother them. Is there any way to keep the geese occupied or give them something to chew on to prevent this? One is pretty rotten, and he might get eaten when he gets older.

  2. Shanay235

    Shanay235 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    They are working out the pecking order. Other than seperating the geese from the ducks, there's not much else you can do. This is normal. Even if you had all ducks or all geese, they would do the same thing. I would leave them together as long as the ducklings aren't actually being hurt. I also have ducks and geese and even as adults the geese occasionally chase and bite the ducks but so far, nobody's been injured.

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