should I get another goose?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by bufforp89, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I have a pair of semi-aggressive brown chinese geese. I was wondering if I add another female that is really friendly to the pair will she become aggressive? I was kinda hoping that adding another female would keep Charlie, the male and primary aggressor, busy. Will it or will I just end up with 3 mean geese?
     
  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought geese were always aggressive.... ??? maybe some others will know better than I.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I don't think it would make the new one mean, but considering that geese pair up, I would worry that the old ones wouldn't accept the new one.
     
  4. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Rule of thumb The lighter breeds are more Sexually active, They still may pair up but often form trios or even larger groups of one gander and multi geese Usually it is the dominate female who decides on a new female that is introduced after bonds are formed. Chinas usually take to trios quite well.~gd
     
  5. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I decided that I am not going to worry about it this year and Im not going to get the other goose. Maybe Ill get another in the spring but I decided with winter coming on adding more animals is not that smart.

    So how do you know if your geese are actually a pair? I have an unrelated male and female and they have been together since day one. They are friendly with each other but I have never seen him try to mate with her. He is always molesting my ducks though! They stick together for the most part and when they are appart they honk for each other. Will they not mate until spring or are they just not romanticlly interested in eachother?
     
  6. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Geese males can be agressive, My boy lovingly hand raised along w his sister is very protective of me. Thats their nature. I got them as day time gaurds for my yard and flock. they are behind a high fence but any thing strange comming in to the yard they are there and ready. They are just 5 mths old. They are friendly w me. Of course I am the food lady. My husband worries me though! HA! I can only imagine the breeding season. LOL:old I am taking a break till spring too!
     

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