is my gosling to attached to me?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by sydney13, May 25, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    i have one toulouse goose living with 6 chicks and they all get along very well. she is imprinted on both me and the chicks but when i hold her she doesn't peep for the chicks but when she is in the brooder she keeps peeping for me to come over. Tomorrow i will be getting 25 more chicks and i will add them to the brooder with the goose and other 6 chicks and then on friday im giving the 6 chicks away to a friend. so when the 25 chicks come will she imprint on them too? Do you think that she will get sad when the 6 chicks leave or will she not notice with the 25 new chicks being their? When she gets older will she still get all said when i leave her?
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2010
  2. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Geese like to be with other geese. They bond with each other very closely, if you have no other geese, you will be the one she is bonded to. Perhaps you can get a duck or another goose to keep her company?
     
  3. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She'll always be attached to you but if she is raised with chicks she will feel less lonely with them around when you aren't.

    I agree she needs another goose to keep her happy, in the long run. But I don't think they suffer what they don't know.

    Geese are very smart and recognize faces very early. She might be confused and nervous around the new chicks, and miss the ones she was originally around, but she's very young and will adjust fine, I think.
     

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