Mean Geese

thegoosegirl59

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jan 3, 2011
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USA
I realy don't understand why my geese are so mean. I know geese have bad reputations, but I thought if I hand raised them and held and visited them daily they would be nice. But all they want to do is bite me, and they leave some pretty nasty blood blisters on me. Can any one help please! I don't know what to do.
 

cracking up

Songster
10 Years
Jul 29, 2009
874
6
131
So Cal
I know Dave Holddread says hand feeding them will make them mean. Right now I think they are mean because it's breeding season. My White Chinese gander has just reached a new level of meanness. Some people say it works for them to make the goose submissive to them. I think I'm going to cut out treats for a while.
 

sourland

Broody Magician
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
May 3, 2009
124,950
382,045
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New Jersey
Well, beccause of their extreme socialization they regard you as an equal so they treat you like they would treat another member of their flock. This includes nipping and displays of dominance.
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
23,381
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Adair Co., KY
My hand-raised and 'friendly' geese were more aggressive during breeding time than my goose-raised and scared-to-death-of-me geese. Those are breeding and laying up a storm but they still avoid me like the plague. I like having goslings to love on and bigger geese that will let you pet them but not if it means they will bite anyone and anything in range.
 

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