I have a pair of adult Embdens, Elmer & Gertrude. I've been bringing Gertie's eggs to a friend with an incubator, and she recently gave us back 3 new goslings. They're about 1 and 2 weeks old. Should I keep them well separated from Elmer & Gertrude? And if so, for how long? Right now the goslings spend their days out in the grass under a wire rabbit-cage top. Elmer & Gertrude seem very interested in them, but I don't know if it's for the right reasons. They have hissed at them and made moves as if to bite them. I fear that just one ill-placed bite could kill a gosling. I put an extra layer of wire netting around the rabbit cage so the adults can't reach through the bars with their beaks. But I find them there often, poking at the wire with their beaks, looking very interested. My friend with the incubator has a Sebastapol gander who loves goslings & adopts all the ones hatched there. I saw him out in their yard with a small gaggle of teenaged goslings and it looked so sweet. I know that Elmer & Gertrude aren't recognizing these goslings as their own children. If I knew they wouldn't hurt the goslings I would be glad to let them tend to their babies. But I am very hesitant to take the risk. Please let me know what you think, what your experiences have been, what you would advise. Thank you!