Gotta give these Ganders their props. They are the very best daddies to the newly hatched goslings. The babies have 3 parents and are kept inside a protective triangle of 2 ganders and the goose. The ganders, who have never been inclined to lay down, are spending their time down on their bellies, I think so that clumsy gander feet don't step on the babies. I've seen all 3 parents showing the goslings how to drink and how to pick up their food. One got away from the flock and there was a gander right on his heels, watching over him. He was allowed to explore, but was carefully supervised. My very sweet big boy hissed at me with lowered neck. I asked him what he was doing and he looked embarrassed, but was very firm about it. No people allowed close to the goslings.