why is my Goose showing Aggression?

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

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    [​IMG] I think you covered it all.
  2. servpolice

    servpolice Songster

    Oct 10, 2013
    Haha yea ,once two of my females mated and it was quiet odd but when males do they fight 95% of the time or they bite ones back and until one goes down and they mate which is even odder :/
  3. BarredRockGirls

    BarredRockGirls Songster

    Mar 6, 2013
    wow thank you so much! all of you . when i first started this thread her ( Lucy) aggresion had just started and was mainly pointed at a lil girl i baby sit and only that lil girl . Lucy only would lead or trail behind the flock - just depended on what they were doing as to what she did ..
    now shes gotten worse w age - more aggitated . more dominant. she has to take a bath first - i think so she can supervise the others - weird i know . she is a total klutz. she now putts her head down and charges w wings out to even MY older kids who shes know her whole life. she gets swatted at for doing that! ugh .

    and yes the 3 pekin females are always between the 2 geese - Lady hasnt aggressive bone in her bodyit seems . shes sweet quiet and qentle... she doesnt care about anything lol except staying away from the dog and treats .
  4. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Songster

    They´re behaving like a pair. And tell your kiddies not to run away, it gives the gander more confidence. Just stand their ground. I like the idea of taking a stick or mop with them, not to hit, but to push the gander? away. Geese often will be guided very nicely by sticks.
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  5. RURU

    RURU Songster

    Jan 25, 2011
    Troy, Missouri
    My Coop
    I believe that your Lucy after looking back at the pictures is a young gander. Just by the way he stands and is why I see gander actions. The other one looks more female. But with Lucy now getting aggressive to people and other things this shows me that ganders actions are showing. Females are more laid back and sweet. Ganders as they mature start acting just like Lucy is doing. Well Spring will tell the tale on who is what.... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2013
  6. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Songster

    I wouldn´t be surprised if the ducks got some little siblings! [​IMG]
  7. flockman

    flockman Songster

    Nov 6, 2010
    Northern Indiana
    I still stick to my guess of a pair. As others said time will tell.
  8. chickincrazy

    chickincrazy Chirping

    Jan 20, 2014
    The middle of nowhere
    I have not been having problems with my geese. HOWEVER, my mom, sister and brother are constantly on the defense!!! I have no idea why they would be so aggressive to them, the geese (a Goose and a Gander) grew up around my family. In fact, the geese still follow me around like I'm their mother, and they are almost a year old!!! What's the matter with them?[​IMG]
  9. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Songster

    Territory, pecking order....they´re growing up and testing their muscles! [​IMG] The way people respond can make them worse.
  10. servpolice

    servpolice Songster

    Oct 10, 2013
    im guessing you stayed with the geese alot when they were young and they ser you as a guardian :)

    the reason they attack ur family is because they are used to you so they arent scared for people at all and will attack anything really if you only have 2 but if you get more males the geese will keep the aggresiveness on the geese and less on humans and if you have a big flock like i do you wont have that problem

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