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How I Learned to Talk With My Geese

At our small 1.5 acre farmette on the central coast of California we have two Embden geese, a goose & a gander. They are both at this time about 6 months old; beautiful healthy birds. They are noisy greeters and watch geese, but typically quiet and mellow when undisturbed. When disturbed, the gander is by far the more aggressive of the two. He is quick to hand out nips and pulls to whomever enters his area, while the goose just keeps her distance with alert repetitive calls. The only exception is my 15-month old toddler. With our toddler he is a gentle nibbler.

We keep the geese sequestered now with our Thanksgiving turkey because they tend to be aggressive with our garden and our neighbors. I had given the geese up as a lost cause and candidates for holiday meals until I ran across your collection of short stories about geese late last night.

This morning, I approached the pen greeting the gander back when he called. I got down to the ganders level, bowing and gently croaking like the female does... and he settled down quickly, coming closely and gently nibbling and croaking back. The goose also came up to me and in no time I was being gently nibbled and petting them back just as I did when they where babies.

Son of a gun. I have just not been communicating with them in Goose. Your stories showed me a way to enjoy the geese within their social framework. Discovering a sympathetic way of enjoying the geese is a lot of fun for me.

Guard Goose Gertrude
My Three Pet Ducks Follow Me Everywhere
Foster Goose Parents Do A Wonderful Job
Turkey Love
Calla the Blind Duck
Boris Makes a Big Mistake!
How I Learned to Talk With My Geese
Boris Rules
Lost Duck - Found!
Our Helpful Geese
My Gander Acted Like Lassie!
Taking a (Living) Christmas Goose to School
My Helpful But Self-Centered Gracie
What Is Going On Inside Your Goose's Head?
My Teenager (Acting) Mallards
Those Hickies Are From Your Geese? Sure.
My Gracious Geese Love Everything I Give Them
Pink Inflatable Flamingo 1 - Godzilla Gander 0
Peanut Travels 12 Miles in the Talons of a Hawk
Geese and French Fries
I Built an Incubator and Didn't Even Know It. And It Worked Great!
The Life and Love of Zyrus
How to Train Your Ganders Not to Be Aggressive
My Geese Protecting Me From The Neighbor's Dog
Little White Duck - A Poem
I Love My White Chinese
My Chinese Geese and Their Personalities
Bowing to the King Gander And What It Gets You
My Observations in Handling Geese
Recommended Books for Geese
Welsh Harlequin Report
Showing Waterfowl at the Fair
I Love These Baby Geese!
Sonny the Goose vs. Beefcake the Steer
Preventing Nipping, Controlling Noisy Greetings in Geese
Plastic Pal
Handling Aggressive Ganders
Shelter Needs for Geese
Consoling Geese
Talking to Her Geese
Rabbit sitting on Eggs?
Dog and Goose Pals
One Versus Two or More Geese
Don't Get Me Wrong, I Love My Little Flock of 10 Geese, But
Babies Scared by First Stormy Night
Gus Doing the Zoomies
Her Goose Breaking up Fighting Roosters
Advice on a Goose as a House Pet
Ducks Better Than Chickens Any Day
Those Darn Geese!
Geese Trying to Run the Duck's Show
Ducks are Great!
Ducks Easiest to Raise Poultry
How Her Ducks and Geese Co-exist
Mixing Geese and Ducks for Safety
Excellent Advice Prior to an Evacuation
How to Thwart an Aggressive Duck
African Goose Gander Adopts Ducklings
Wild Waddles
Rose the Wonderful Mother
Ducks In School
Birthday Present
Adoptive Parents
We Have Eggs!
Socrates and Plato
Sisqo The Duck
Ducks In The City
One Happy Duck
Raising an Easter Duckling In Ohio
Our Weeder Geese
Success Story
Pong, The Magnificent Pekin
Mr Goose