Do my goslings hate me?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ArchBarn28, May 15, 2019.

  1. ArchBarn28

    ArchBarn28 In the Brooder

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    I incubated and hatched 8 goslings 1 week ago, Toulouse and African.
    I've cuddled them and given them a bunch of attention. When I talk to them they answer back loudly!
    When i stop talking so do they! The only problem is they seem afraid of me when I reach into the brooder they run away and yell at me.. they straighten their necks and yell! Should I be worried or is this normal Gosling behavior?
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    :welcome As prey species most poultry does not like to be approached from above as that is where aerial predators come from. If you can get down to their level and encourage them to approach you. Feed/treats are the great equalizer.
     
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  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Couldn't have said it better. Get down on their level.
     
  4. GEESES Peanut Butter Cup

    GEESES Peanut Butter Cup Chirping

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    Moving more slowly might also help.
     
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  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Yep, yep
     
  6. ArchBarn28

    ArchBarn28 In the Brooder

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    Thank you! They love me now but not always! I'll take what I can get though! 20190516_205513.jpg
     
  7. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    My 5 silkie chicks are almost like that, but since I have them in a run that allows me to get on their level they are less afraid now.
     
  8. Peepsi

    Peepsi Songster

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    Dangit, all you waterfowl people. Quit posting the uber-cute pictures!! I am getting chickens this July, but you keep up with those photos, I'll be too tempted to get a few ducks or geese too. :p
     
  9. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    I just keep repeating in my head "think of the mess, think of the mess!" It's helped so far, but your right the photos don't!!! :he
     
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  10. ArchBarn28

    ArchBarn28 In the Brooder

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    Compared to my horses and goats and cow goose poo is no problem!
     

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