1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Missing his/her mate

Discussion in 'Geese' started by beefeelinhappy, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    68,194
    4,107
    651
    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    I hope it all works out for BB he sounds like a real sweet heart.

    I will caution you though when breeding season is under way which is winter into late spring. Ganders can get very ornery and will bite or use their wings and flog if they feel threatened or are protecting their mate. Another reason BB should not be left out where the public is. He may not get this way since he doesn't have a mate right now but they can be unpredictable remember when I said he may look at you as possible mate. That means he may try to mate with you a leg or an arm or if you turn your back on him just be aware of this so you won't be surprised and think he is attacking. . They just get so hormonal they can't help themselves. You can teach him that it isn't appropriate behavior though so if he begins to get personal let me know and I give you the link to training geese.
     
  2. beefeelinhappy

    beefeelinhappy Out Of The Brooder

    19
    2
    31
    Feb 4, 2016
    San Antonio
    Thanks! Great info. I will keep an eye open!
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. beefeelinhappy

    beefeelinhappy Out Of The Brooder

    19
    2
    31
    Feb 4, 2016
    San Antonio
    [​IMG]
    He has abandoned my human companionship for the Ducks!
    They all gather around him, all the time! He spends a lot of time at the far end of the pond where people aren't always walking by.
    I think he has moved past his grieving process!
    Still checking into food and shelter for him!
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    68,194
    4,107
    651
    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    At least he has companions that is sweet they have accepted him.
     
  5. beefeelinhappy

    beefeelinhappy Out Of The Brooder

    19
    2
    31
    Feb 4, 2016
    San Antonio
    Going to take up a collection from the neighborhood for a pen for him.
    Is it okay for me to print these posts and share them with the neighborhood? It seems like the best way to share the knowledge.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    68,194
    4,107
    651
    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    That is a great idea.. And I can't see any reason why you can't print these posts out. Let us know how it goes..
     
  7. beefeelinhappy

    beefeelinhappy Out Of The Brooder

    19
    2
    31
    Feb 4, 2016
    San Antonio
    @Miss Lydia Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge!
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    68,194
    4,107
    651
    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    Keep us updated!
     
  9. beefeelinhappy

    beefeelinhappy Out Of The Brooder

    19
    2
    31
    Feb 4, 2016
    San Antonio
    I will!
     
  10. tmorgan46

    tmorgan46 Chillin' With My Peeps

    347
    71
    98
    Sep 22, 2015
    Stafford, VA
    If you only watch or read the news, you'd think nothing good ever happens in this world. I come here to read things like this. The human spirit of kindness and nurturing is alive and well!!
    Kudos @beefeelinhappy !!!
    [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by