As some of you know from other threads, I have been watching my geese try to figure out a way to get inside my house after I hatched my 1st set of ducks 6.5 weeks ago. Then 3.5 weeks ago, I hatched out 4 africans for the purpose of letting my adult pair adopt them. As the goslings get louder, the adult pair are more and more drawn to them.... and I do believe my pair would love to be foster parents to the babies. Well, this afternoon it finally got warm enough to take our 6.5 week old ducks to their outside pen... and within minutes, the geese came running over! It was obvious they were hoping the ducks were the goslings, but they seemed very gentle with my ducks and cooed softly to them. They walked around the pen, then over to window where goslings are to coo at them... then over to the driveway, where they laid down and are now alerting the neighborhood they are on guard (as they are doing almost constantly now). Here's a pic... I wish we had a similar outdoor pen for the goslings, but will definitely have one by tomorrow!