Lost one of mating pair. Help!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Alas, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Alas

    Alas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A coyote got one of my Embden geese 2 days ago. I guess it had its head sticking out of the fence and was grabbed and dragged off. Poor Nola is alone now and she is acting weird. Not coming when I go out to feed, keeping her head kind of tucked in to her body. Is she grieving? Do they do that? Or is she sick? I'm not sure whether I should try to add a friend so she isnt lonely or whether to quarantine her for sickness. It would seem strange that she just got sick right after her mate was taken though. Anyone ever had this happen?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Is there any possibility that she was also injured by the coyote?
     
  3. Alas

    Alas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure not. My yard is fenced. I think the only reason the coyote got the other is because it stuck its head out and gave the coyote something to grab.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I've never had it happen, but I understand they do grieve, so sorry for your loss. Maybe try to find Nola another mate?
     
  5. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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