I almost cried! (pics added)

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Bleenie, May 26, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I went out this morning to check on everyone & saw that my adorable babies, Owen & Izzy, are both getting in their 'hard' feathers!! i nearly cried! [​IMG]

    Last edited: May 28, 2010
  2. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Songster

    May 1, 2009
    They grow up so fast. [​IMG]
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    Don't scare me like that! I was afraid it was really bad news...LOL My little pilgrim goslings are now five weeks old and getting their "hard" feathers. I can still see lots of downy stuff though [​IMG] Love them to pieces. [​IMG]
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Awww, it's so sad when those sweet little babies grow up! I was looking at some pics of my little 'chatter-box', I can't believe he was so small when I got him! He doesn't look all that big right now, but compared to how big he was as a day-old, it's just amazing. He is starting to get his wing feathers, and has tail feathers already. I know it's just a matter of time before he is a mean old goose! [​IMG]

    Just like kids, you gotta love 'em good when they are little, they grow up too fast! [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 26, 2010

    JROOSTER Songster

    Mar 3, 2010
    I almost cried cuz I thought you would post some pics. Pls help me out and post pics so I wont cry. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. jennifer@couplandtx.org

    [email protected] Songster

    Apr 10, 2010
    Coupland, TX
    Do your 6-9 week olds nibble on you... well sort of bite even when they are hand raised? Yesterday they were both biting on me when I held them, I was getting really frustrated, and then, what and when do you do what to discourage?
    OP, didn't mean to jump in your post, but I thought I would ask folks with little ones... jenn
  7. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Mine nibble on me..owen soemtimes tries to eat my hair but they don't bite hard.

    My scovy babies were getting really mean last week and this weekend, they have mellowed out thankfully but some people on here said they get moody when theyre growing in their feathers because the new shafts are very sensitive & can be painful.
  8. Puddle Foot Farm

    Puddle Foot Farm Songster

    Aug 20, 2008
    My gosling's voices are subtly starting to change.. It seems that my cotton patch are maturing much faster than my toulouse. [​IMG]
  9. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    My Owen has been making these weird hionking/snoring noises since he was 1week old. he does it while awake too. [​IMG]
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Do whatever it takes to keep them from nibbling on you, that only turns into a big goose thinking it's okay to bite. If that means not holding them, then sobeit, you don't want the babies 'nibbling' on you when they get older. About the only way to make sure they won't be biters as adults is to not mess with them when they are babies. Impossible, I know, but that's what has to be done [​IMG]

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