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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:23 pm 
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I have had a pair of Brown Chinese Geese now for a few weeks. Zeus is about 2 years old while Hera is 1 year old.

Is there anything I can do to tame them...to gain their trust...or is it just a case of time?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:33 pm 
You need to just be with them lots and make it a good experience.

I am in a wheelchair, so I am lower to the ground than most, this helps.
When you are feeding out, give them treats, like bread, lettuce, etc

They should calm down and trust you more each day.


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Thanks BB.

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Treats! LOL

They are different when they've been handled while young and I'm guessing even moreso when you've raised them (so far no goslings here, boo hoo...) but I try to just sit on the deck or a stump and hand out bread or bits of fruit and veggies like BB said. I try not to force anything by grabbing and holding any bird until they're comfy, which generally does mean patience is involved. :lol:

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