Last June I and my brother ordered a pair of African geese, James and Elizabeth, along with 12 ducks. They are a joy to raise, and now its amazing to see them raise their own goslings. On the day they turned 11 months, Elizabeth hatched her five goslings.
She made her nest in the corner of the barn, lining it with wood chips and feathers.
Elizabeth was a very faithful broody, but she certainly enjoyed coming off the nest every day and going to the swamp. In this video you can see she has some energy to use during her limited time off the nest!
And after 28 days of sitting...
Their first time outside, learning to walk!
When they hatched the goslings, we decided they needed a separate spot away from the ducks. They now have a coop with a large fenced run we can move around for fresh grazing.
They are now a month old, and feathers are coming in!
James and Elizabeth are excellent parents, always watching for danger and guiding their goslings to the best places to eat.
Even when everyone else is tired out, James keeps watch for hawks, coons, or anything that threatens the family.
Elizabeth showing her beautiful wings!
Thank you for reading and seeing the geese!