In the Brooder
- Jan 26, 2012
So I have goslings that are about 2 weeks old. They have definitely imprinted on me...I can't walk by the brooder without picking them up without them having a fit (my husband, however, they could care less about, lol). I've taken a lot of effort to hand raise them as I've heard adult geese can be pretty aggressive (and I have 3 children to look out for). We originally got the geese as "guard geese", but again I wanted to be sure to have them "join the family" first. But I'm wondering how it will work when I go to transition them to being outside. It's never been an issue with my chickens, but then again my chickens have never thought I was mommy! While I'm not really opposed to house geese, that's not why we got them and my husband would have a fit. They already go outside with me and my kids during the day while we're doing chores, but the second one of us goes into the house, here they come right behind! It's adorable, but I'm just wondering if they will start to gain their independence as they get older. They won't always be this attached to me, right?