Bonding help

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Re: Bonding help

Post by dorsetduckowner » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:41 pm

She is gorgeous
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Re: Bonding help

Post by crewy05 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:52 pm

Hi Honk, this is typical behaviour of geese, ducks and chickens. But its probably more noticeable and more aggressive in geese as the are bigger and stronger. All they are doing is establishing a pecking order, It sounds like you know who is boss, and puddle is the deputy and now Margot has to learn that she is at the bottom of the pecking order in hierarchy terms. Also as they are in a strange place with a strange bird it may be more aggressive then normal because they are more unsure and unaware of there surroundings.
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Re: Bonding help

Post by Honk » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:58 pm

Good to know. It's funny to see Margot fighting back a bit these days especially with Puddle if she gets in the way. What's odd is that now they've all settled, Puddle, the deputy, is the one that will tell strangers where to go! Jemima will hiss and shout but Puddle will go in all beaks blazing and has claimed a few trouser legs and children's bottoms. I love them.
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Re: Bonding help

Post by crewy05 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:10 pm

All waterfowl have different traits, we used to have a duck that as soon as he heard keys jangling in your pocket he went and chased you up the garden path. The geese will soon all be creating havoc and hatching plans together on how best to distract you whilst the others get up to mischief being the funny things they are
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