problematic goose and gander

Discussion in 'Geese' started by chickenlittle32, May 13, 2009.

  1. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Ok, so heres the problem. My goose and gander are becoming mean...but not to us..but to the broody hens/broody mallard. They will take the hen or the mallard out of the nest and harrass them...pluck feathers etc. What should I do with them?
     
  2. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    you need to separate them from the other fowl. i have the meanest darn gander you can imagine (see my signature) who was determined to kill one of my older hens. he almost got her one day....

    as soon as i took them out of the hen yard my love for his mean self increased about 100% and EVERYONE was happier.
     
  3. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    What I don't understand is, that they were all raised together. They all of a sudden started this. [​IMG]
     
  4. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    they probably started to mature - is the goose laying? geese can be wildly territorial.

    or - is it just one particular hen? is she older? sick?

    or maybe that chicken just gave that gander too much lip and he had just about enough of her squawkin'
    ;-)
     
  5. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    The goose already had a clutch of eggs that hatched. We sold all the goslings. The mallard hen is getting the worst part of it, but they are also going after one other chicken hen. They are only doing this when they are sitting on the nest. They have broken about eggs also. They have also pulled most of the feathers from the mallards back.
     
  6. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    yep. this was the situation that was happening to a friend of mine. his gander KILLED his best laying hen!

    i'm not sure of the dynamics or what causes it. there is a gal on this board - cottage rose or something that knows a lot about geese - and you can try moving this to the waterfowl section - those folks have their ducks (geese!) in a row
    :)
     
  7. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    How do I move it? LOL
     
  8. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    golly lets give this a go....hold on....
     

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