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Why are my geese bitting each other?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by thegoosegirl59, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. thegoosegirl59

    thegoosegirl59 In the Brooder

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    I don't know why my White Chinese Geese that are about 4 months old keep biting each other. There not like attacking each other, but occasionally they will reach over and bite one another. I don't know why, could any one help me please?[​IMG]
     
  2. floridaquilter

    floridaquilter Chirping

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    My toulouse bite at each other quite abit. they are reminding the others who is the top goose. Most of the time it has to do with food. sometimes when I am around they show off and the friendlier gander nips at the others so he can be first in line for treats.
     
  3. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Songster

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    Right now we're entering breeding season and this happens frequently between ganders to show dominance to one another. They'll even nip their humans. (just ask me how I know. LOL) Do you have two ganders?

    Laurie
     
  4. goosedragon

    goosedragon Songster

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    Quote:Bite or pull feathers? mine used to pull feathers as a daily thing. bite was reserved for when they really were mad at another one. Bites often started fights feather pulls were a much more friendly thing.
     
  5. thegoosegirl59

    thegoosegirl59 In the Brooder

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    Thanks for all the feed back [​IMG]
     
  6. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Songster

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    My gander bites my goose sometimes. Not hurtful.. just *honk!*... I'm pretty sure they do it simply because they're geese. [​IMG]
     

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