Separating ganders creates conflict when they reunite

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Sasa, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Sasa

    Sasa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2011
    Northern Colorado
    I had separated my White Sebastopols from my Grays and Buffs in preparation for the breeding season. Our weather has turned so nasty for so long that I can't maintain the extra pen, and after 3 weeks apart, I put the Whites back in with the group until the weather gets better. I have always had peaceful ganders but when the White boy returned to the flock the Gray/Buff gander started attacking him, the White boy went after him too.

    Does separating them for breeding ruin their harmonious relationship forever? or is it that my White boy was SO extremely stressed being separate that his stressed energy stimulates the other boy to beat him up? If separating them for the breeding season will ruin their good relationships then I cannot do that.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2014
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I would hope that they might fight a bit at first when reunited, and then settle back into a harmonious group.

    But I guess there is no way to tell what will happen.

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