Introducing new goslings

HENS-and-MARES

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Unfortunately one of my Toulouse gander’s mate passed away and he is now very lonely, as the other 4 geese don’t accept him into their flock, so We bought 5 20 week old goslings, 1 male, 4 females. He currently free ranges with the other geese, how should I introduce them to him when I get them next week.
All the websites on the internet are about introducing females to ganders, so I’m curious if there is something different with males.
 

Goosebaby

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Ganders can and do get along great in a lot of situations, sometimes certain personalities just don’t mix well though.

Introduce them by having the older gander stay in a small pen within the enclosure the babies will be in, then after the excitement settles a little let him out and observe them. After a few days they should get along.
The important thing is that the two ganders spend time with each other, the juvenile will naturally be less dominant which is fine, towards winter horomones will spike and they may want to squabble but unless the fight doesn’t stop and it turns into one of them trying to kill the other don’t seperate them, they need to work it out and become friends again in late spring.
 

HENS-and-MARES

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Apr 6, 2020
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Where it snows.
Ganders can and do get along great in a lot of situations, sometimes certain personalities just don’t mix well though.

Introduce them by having the older gander stay in a small pen within the enclosure the babies will be in, then after the excitement settles a little let him out and observe them. After a few days they should get along.
The important thing is that the two ganders spend time with each other, the juvenile will naturally be less dominant which is fine, towards winter horomones will spike and they may want to squabble but unless the fight doesn’t stop and it turns into one of them trying to kill the other don’t seperate them, they need to work it out and become friends again in late spring.
Ok. Thanks!
 

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