Introducing goslings

Discussion in 'Geese' started by K.Riggs, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. K.Riggs

    K.Riggs Songster

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    Hi,

    I have broody goose sitting for over 30 days. She had kicked out one egg, her last egg was dead in shell. With eggs removed she is still sitting full time so I have arranged to get two newborn goslings on Thursday. Any tips on sneaking them in? I plan to put them under her Thursday night.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    I only fostered goslings one time. That was to a human imprinted gander. I kept them in a brooder that he had access to ( mind the fact that he thought I was his 'mother' for the first 3 or 4 years of his life). He immediately was attracted to their vocalizing, and after 2 days I released them to his care. I rapidly became the outcast, and Gus the Goose discovered his true identity. I think that your plan will work. Just keep an eye on things when they are first introduced. Generally geese are outstanding parents. Good luck.
     
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  3. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    So Gus the Goose was really a mommy inside?
     
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    sourland Broody Magician

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    Nope, Gus was a gander, and he paired up with one of his adopted daughters and raised several broods of his own. And even helped the Princess decide that dogs were not all that bad - she jumped into a pen with my beagles when Gus decided to protect one of his goslings that I was holding. Hey, she still married me after all of that foolishness. :confused:
     
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