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Single gosling... Won't be quiet

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My neighbors have geese that decided to hatch out Little goslings. Well one of the hens left a baby behind and my neighbor found it half dead in the nest with no mother or siblings arond. They got the gosling all warmed up and tried to give it back to the Mother but it stepped on it and walked away. My neighbors decided they didn't want to deal with the gosling and brought it to me since I have more free time. I have never raised a gosling. And to top it all off it imprinted on me. It is in my brooder with a feather duster and a mirror. It can see me but it WILL NOT STOP CRYING. I have raised a single chick before that imprinted on me. But my chick slept through the night but I had to put a heatpack in an empty coffee tin and put her in the coffee tin and cover it with a paper towel to get her to sleep. Will something like that work with a gosling? There's a huge size difference. I don't have another gosling to put with it and my neighbors can't catch one. It's super cute but driving me crazy smile.png. I don't mind but it would be nice to sleep if I can.
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Get it a friend, a chick, duckling, gosling, poult, anything.

Are you sure there is a warm and cool spot in the brooder so it can find its comfort zone?

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Hi i had the same problem and used a cuddly toy and hot waterbottle underneath until i managed to hatch a few more playmates out two weeks later now she is a happg gosling and doesnt boither.me at all! She definately needs a companion
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