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I just bought 4 goslings for company to my Sebastopol

Discussion in 'Geese' started by riane'smimi, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. riane'smimi

    riane'smimi Songster

    Nov 2, 2010
    orange va
    I bought a sebastopol that's now two weeks old.It was lonely so today I bought 4 mixed pilgrim chinese for company.They are 4 weeks old and they HATE little Gracie [​IMG]
    When and how can I get them to accept her? I didn't think the babies would bully each other at such a young age.
    This is also my first time with geese so I don't know alot about them.

  2. trudigale

    trudigale In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2011
    I am not an expert [​IMG]

    I would pull 3 of the new goslings and give them their own space while your sebastopol and the one remaining gosling have time to chill. After a week to 10 days reintroduce them. This has helped me in similar situations.

  3. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Or do like Trudi said and introduce them one at a time over a longish period.
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Quote:Good advice. Remove the three most aggressive. Gradually reintroduce the others over an extended period of time.
  5. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Another thing that has worked for me is to put them together with one group or the other inside a cage or enclosure, so they can see and communicate but not touch each other. Leave them like this for a few days, then open it up and see what happens, but stay there and make sure no one gets hurt. If that goes well, after a little while, cage them again, and repeat this process a few more times, with longer intervals.

    What I've observed with various groups of birds, ducks, chickens, even quail, is they fight at first, and in a few days, everybody is fine with it.
  6. riane'smimi

    riane'smimi Songster

    Nov 2, 2010
    orange va
    Thanks ! it sounds like sound advise and I am going to try it. Keep your fingers crossed for me that it works [​IMG]
    This is my first time at giving geese a try and I really hope I can work it out.I really like them all and want them to get along .I am amazed at the speed they have at cutting grass and weeding LOL
  7. Nolan Farms

    Nolan Farms Hatching

    Jul 8, 2011
    I have also found that not all the other breeds of geese get along with eachother. My Sebbies get along just fine with my Tolouse, but were intimidated by other breeds. Maybe the Pilgrims are just to demonstrative for Sebbies? Fingers crossed for you that they all get along. Maybe also as they get older things will change? [​IMG]

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