I have three ganders in my little flock that are starting to escalate their behavior. Two are Emdens and one is a Pilgrim. I had intended to separate out the Pilgrim gander with his goose (I have only a pair of them) but I didn't do it in time and so I've left everyone together. They are all last year's goslings, btw, hatched around the beginning of May. All raised together, all cooped together at night. The Pilgrim is the most aggressive defender, but one of the Emdens is the boss, and the other Emden gander is his back-up buddy and doesn't try to breed. I wasn't even sure he WAS a gander for a while. The Pilgrim gander wants badly to breed, but the females reject him. They had a pretty serious-looking fight today, with the Emden gripping the Pilgrim and flogging him while kicking him as well. The Pilgrim finally gave up but the Emden wouldn't release him. So far I believe two or three of the geese are laying. One laid about a half-dozen eggs then stopped, and she MAY be the one that laid today's new egg. Another started laying about 4 days ago ... It might be the Pilgrim goose. She still looks too much like Toulouse from a distance and I don't get close to the nesting area because they FINALLY chose an area I greatly approve of (easy to protect them) and I don't want to do anything to discourage the choice, since so far two geese are laying in there. Mostly I'm wondering if my Pilgrim gander will be ok. It will be difficult, but if he's in danger I can try to set him up in a coop and yard of his own. I have a few eggs that might need to find an incubator soon or they will be too old. If I get any goslings I could give them to him. But it's not going to be easy to set him up, and I don't want to if he's not in danger. He's my favorite though and I don't want him injured or killed either. My Africans and Chinese had only the tiniest scuffles ... Sigh, these guys are teaching me at least. Any help appreciated!!!