Mean Goose

Discussion in 'Geese' started by nadbe, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. nadbe

    nadbe Just Hatched

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    When I let my chickens and 2 geese out, this is what he does... Sits at the door pecking at it as long as he thinks I'm inside. I go outside and he attacks me. I have tried to be the dominant goose but he keeps coming back for more. I have grabbed his neck and thrown him off the deck, hit him with a plastic pipe or shoe over his beak but nothing seems to back him down. Even my husband who's more forceful than I am can't get him to back down. His friend is a African brown goose that we raised from a gosling. Her (I think it's a girl but we haven't seen any nesting or eggs yet) buddies died over the summer so we wanted her to have a partner and found this goose in a local paper. He's about a year old. I know it's mating season but we can't even walk outside without getting attacked. Any suggestions????[​IMG]
     
  2. WildWestChick

    WildWestChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried shooing him off with a broom?

    Another option is to dominate him, either you or your husband catch him and (you'll have to be strong lol) hold him down on the ground and put a little weight on his back. Don't squash him flat or hurt him...but show him YOU are the dominate one.

    I had to do this with some of my Muscovy drakes ( they are almost the same size as a goose) and they don't chase me or bite me anymore. My Toulouse gander hasn't had to be dominated, but I do raise both my arms and shoo him off occasionally.
    I hope this helps!
     
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  3. lina500

    lina500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hold him down, knee on his back, one arm keeping his wings down, one arm pinching his neck to the ground. Three or four times a day and he'll stop attacking you.
     
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  4. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    acting scarred only makes him continue to attack if you scream your dead meat, never look afriad always walk towards him never away, act like you don't see him and if all else fails slap him gently on the beak , But DON'T look scared and dont feel scared becuase if you feel scared they'll know it and continue to attack. Best advice i have from experience.
     
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  5. WildWestChick

    WildWestChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is exactly how to dominate him, nice explanation lina500! :D
     
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  6. lina500

    lina500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. psue

    psue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once you get him to back off using the above tips... do it again as soon as he even looks like he wants to challenge you. I personally pick mine up until they relax... using this take care to have the wings pinned and watch for biting.
     
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  8. If none of this advice works, they become really tame when placed on a table between the mashed potatoes and the gravy
     
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  9. nadbe

    nadbe Just Hatched

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    THANKS EVERYONE!!! I will try what you suggested. @8geesealaying trust me that thought has entered my mind!! [​IMG]
     
  10. psue

    psue Chillin' With My Peeps

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