I am having a problem. I have been trying to unite my old flock (which are down to 4 Pekins and two watch-geese) with the new ducks that I raised last year (mallards, sweds, khakis). They have been in pens adjacent for 10 months, I was hoping that they would become accustomed to each other.
My original flock is free-range and trained to return at night to the pens.
I wanted to unify them so I can do this with new-bees. Four weeks ago, instead of letting them out I opened the door between the pens and "tried" to let them mingle... they didn't the gander attacked anyone who came into their pen.
So I just herding my new-bees back to their side when I let the flock out and closed the gate. At night opening it when everyone was back in I'd open it again. The bloody gander is still attacking the others. Now the goose is brooding is that why he won't accept the others coming in... what am I to do.
Last night the geese did something that I never saw them do. Go into the other pen to eat the new-bees food & water (though they had fresh in their pens). The gander attacked the ducks again. The Pekins don't care it's the gander that is the main problem. If I separate the gander from the flock I loose my watch goose. What am I to do?