I have 5 Canadas that have imprinted on each other and on me. They are from this spring's hatch. Although I don't yet know their sexes yet, I have an idea which ones are ganders. I think I have two ganders and three females. All along, one of the ganders has been more high strung than the others, louder and more stand-offish. For example, he still wants to be close to me, but won't eat fresh greens from my hand. He waits nervously until they are on the ground before eating. He is also a bossy goose (won't let other geese in the pools if he is in it, etc). My other geese are very gentle and personable. It is funny, because this particular goose was the most standoffish is the goose that was our favorite and got the most attention as a gosling. We have handled these geese a lot since day one, and they have been treated as part of the family..... so I can't imagine that he is afraid of any of us. Anyways, this weekend, I seperated my "uppity" gander and put him in a pen by himself. He can hear the other geese, but cannot see them. I want him to lose some of that flock mentality and have a little more dependance on us before he gets too much older and the hormones start kicking in. Well, it has now been 72 hours and he is still pacing the fence. The only time that he does not pace is if I go out there and stand with him. Then he will go into his pool and play. He is eating very little. Will he eventually get out of his funk and quit pacing the fence trying to get to the other geese, or will he forever be pining away for them? Thanks!