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 Post subject: gosling bullies
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:47 pm 
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Hi, I don't know if this is the right place or not, but:
I have a gosling that picks on its siblings. It (I think a he) pulls at their wing feathers and pulls until the victim gets away and then mostly eats the feather that is left behind.
I have never had one do this before and need to know what to do
I have had to clean one little one up and put betadine on the wings where it was actually bleeding a bit.
I kept the culprit separate last night and will do so tonight as the nursery prevents the others from getting away from it.
I thank you in advance for any insight you may have.

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 Post subject: Re: gosling bullies
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:48 pm 
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Can you take out the 1 that is doing it?

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 Post subject: Re: gosling bullies
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:06 am 
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I keep the bully separate at night but I cant during the day. They free range during the day.
He doesn't touch the others unless they get too close. He even chased a duck off this morning in the coup.
I am selling 3 tomorrow but he will not be going with them. That will leave 4 including him.

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 Post subject: Re: gosling bullies
PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:55 pm 
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Maybe he was bullied when he was young?

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 Post subject: Re: gosling bullies
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:11 am 
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Not that I noticed. I have sold 3 now and only have 4 left. Hoping that he calms down. He is what I call pied.
Nice looking bird but no room for bullies. I have never had this problem before and I have had geese now for about 13yrs.
Maybe he will calm down, I hope so.

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 Post subject: Re: gosling bullies
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:42 pm 
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Maybe its sibling rivalry

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 Post subject: Re: gosling bullies
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:49 pm 
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Could be that. He has calmed down a bit. They are not restricted to the nursery at night now. They mingle with the ducks and have more room to move. Still locked up at night though. Growing fast.

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 Post subject: Re: gosling bullies
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I hope he gets better with age for you

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 Post subject: Re: gosling bullies
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Thank you, so do I.

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 Post subject: Re: gosling bullies
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:34 am 
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Is selling the trouble maker an option?

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