Gosling question

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by katmae77, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. katmae77

    katmae77 Out Of The Brooder

    I had a chinese gosling hatch on Monday. The other eggs are about 5-6 days behind this one so I went today and picked up a friend for it. I got a african gosling that is 2 days old. My chinese gosling is the quietest thing ever, hardly makes a peep. The new goose hasn't stopped peeping since I brought it home 3 hours ago. I have the 2 together in a rabbit cage on wood chip bedding.I have the cage covered on 3 sides and a light on it to keep them warm. I have a stuffed animal in there because the chinese was lonely and adopted it. What can I do for the African to quiet it down? It is fine if I hold it but the instant I put it down and walk away he starts chirping. Help! I've got to get it under control before y husband gets home from work. Thanks for any tips! Kathy
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Try a mirror and a feather duster or stuffed toy for it too. Sounds like that little gosling has surely imprinted on you. You are now Mother Goose. [​IMG]
     
  3. katmae77

    katmae77 Out Of The Brooder

    I only held it for the 8 minute car ride home. Fastest imprint ever! I'll see what I can find.....
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That is all it took for my baby goats. 3 min and a bottle of milk and they were mine. LOL They cry for me at the gate and when I call, "Come, babies, " they shoot across the field as fast as they can. [​IMG]
     
  5. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I love the gosling whistling noise.
     
  6. katmae77

    katmae77 Out Of The Brooder

    This one is going peep peep peep peep peep peep over and over continuosly..... I've tried giving him a stuffed animal, a small furry blanket, covering the cage, I can't find a mirror, but I don't think that will work as there is another gosling with him and he could care less. I'm going to try a couple other things and see what happens.
     
  7. katmae77

    katmae77 Out Of The Brooder

    Okay, I think I got it under control (knock on wood) I took both goslings out in the backyard for about 30 minues and let them sit with me in the grass. They followed me around together when I got up, I picked then up and brought them back inside to the brooder. They seem to recognize that they are both geese now and are huddling together. No peeping for about 45 minutes now. Keep your fingers crossed!
     

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