why is my Goose showing Aggression?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by BarredRockGirls, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. Alaskan Dragonfly

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    Might be time to change Luci's name to Luke! I agree... sounds like a gander.
     
  2. Alaskan Dragonfly

    Alaskan Dragonfly Songster

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    Herdie, my gander, got my 4 year old by the shoulder of her coat and tried to beat her over the head with his wings! And she still loves him! (Although she gives him PLENTY of space now LOL)
     
  3. BarredRockGirls

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    Here is a pic from earlier . Lady is in front - Lucy is behind her .
     
  4. BarredRockGirls

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    [​IMG] Lucy
     
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  5. BarredRockGirls

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    [​IMG] a month or so ago

    Lady is white and brown LUCY. Is the brownish one
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Looks innocent to me. What does Lucy sound like? is she really loud high pitched?
     
  7. livininbrazil

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    Maybe Lucy is a Lukey and Lady is a Lordy!!!!!!!!!!! Lady seems pretty upright in this pic! A sure way is that the ganders make a terrible ear-splitting high-pitched shreik, like Miss Lydia said.(At least it is when they do it right next to you!)
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Boy is that the truth. after having one of each I could pick out a gander in a crowds of a hundred. No comparison on the pitch of their voices compared to the goose. LOL just got an ear full this morning.
     
  9. The goose girl

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    All my geese have disliked children.

    My current goose - 6 months old tomorrow - is heavily imprinted on people, but she'll usually still charge strangers if she doesn't know them. She "mock" attacks their shoes and rubs her chin on them - and here comes the funny part: if they move back, as people normally do when charged by an animal, it seems to spur her on and she may bite their ankles. But if they make half a step forward and otherwise ignore her, she's more than likely to leave them be.

    I keep her out of reach of children, as the kids in my neighborhood tend to be extremely loud and not very well-behaved. I don't want her to be scared by them, and I definitely don't want any of the kids to be bitten by her. So I don't know if the stepping forward will work on kids as well.

    Also, I've noticed that she dislikes loose flowing garments, especially when shiny or brightly colored. She rarely chews my clothes anymore, but when I'm wearing my emerald and gold silk pants, she keeps trying to gnaw and rip them. And she's decidedly afraid of my new multicolored silk kimono.
     
  10. flockman

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    My geese back down if people spread their arms and walk toward them. With mine kids over 5 can move my geese around except in breeding season.
     

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