I Will Never Raise Goslings For Anyone Again

Discussion in 'Geese' started by pinkyglory123, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. pinkyglory123

    pinkyglory123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Since I have the facility, love doing it, was placing an order of my own- I raised three duckings and two goslings for a friend. Four geese-now three months old are staying with me. The ducks will be fine since they will be living on a pond and are quite self sufficient. The geese however are so much more "human?" that it is going to be really difficult to part with two. Very difficult. I am giving her the two apparent males who also happen to be the more stand off ish. I am keeping the four who form my second (deafening) shadow. Nope-won't be raising geese for others any more.
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    It's very easy to get attached emotionally to geese. They really have personalities and they are each individuals.
     
  3. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel for you...they really are wonderful creatures - and are very smart. I'm very attached to mine and don't have the foggiest idea about how I'm going to thin down my flock of 24 this Fall - I just dread it! They form very strong attachements to each other and their people and places. That is why I will not send just one off by itself. I really think they do better in pairs or trios...so look on the bright side...at least you are sending the two off together.

    I wish there was something more I could say...are you sure your friend still wants them?

    Joni
     
  4. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I totally understand your feelings - geese are so special. Well, I sure hope you get visitation rights! [​IMG]

    Last year I got my goose, Keld, when he was only 8 days old from a guy who raises about 50-60 geese each year. He almost wouldn't let go of the little gosling back then - he didn't know me at all, and he was really worried about the fact that I intended to have only one goose. He had never heard of indoor geese before.

    We kept in contact, and last night Keld and I went to visit him, his wife, and all the geese. He is really happy to be able to see Keld once in a while, and to know that Keld is happy and thriving. And Keld actually likes him back - he started following him around yesterday like he follows me.
     
  5. tbitt

    tbitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww...what a nice story Goose Girl! [​IMG]

    and PinkyGlory I am sorry your heart is breaking! [​IMG] Good luck.... remember, they will be fine!
     

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