My goose hatched some eggs! PICS

Discussion in 'Geese' started by marathonmultiplesmom, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. marathonmultiplesmom

    marathonmultiplesmom Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    Chehalis, WA
    Hey everyone!
    I incubated some eggs this year but decided to let them sit and on May 31st I noticed a lot of this:


    So I investigated and found this:


    She had 7 eggs to start but lost one in a fight over the nest with the other female. She now has her own nest with 6 eggs...
    The 4 hatched then... when I thought all was finished I discovered another one:


    I guess the last egg is a dud?

    Becky, the mom did not continue caring for the 5th and I noticed her legs looked like what I've heard people call it splayed or spraddle leg or something so I looked up the condition best I could and tied the hobble on her legs.

    I believe there are 4 girls and one boy based on them being half-pilgrim and only one shows the light colors and orange feet. The others are darker. Mom is embden.
  2. Tinted

    Tinted Songster

    Apr 17, 2010
    Soooo Cute! [​IMG]
  3. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    They are so cute! the feed store was selling geese but my mother said no [​IMG]

    I am just wondering how tall is your goose?
  4. Puddle Foot Farm

    Puddle Foot Farm Songster

    Aug 20, 2008
    Goslings.. [​IMG] So beautiful! Good luck with your little ones, especially the poor abandoned one.
  5. That first pic just screams...

    I'm no flibberty-ibberty-gibbit! I'm staying here and hatching my goslings.
  6. marathonmultiplesmom

    marathonmultiplesmom Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    Chehalis, WA
    That first picture is of the Gander. He is a great Daddy. He takes them on walks and sometimes takes just one out for individual time. Its so nice because I didn't even know they would be that way. Even a 2nd gander is loving toward them.

    To answer the question on how tall they are... I can't be 100% sure but I'm guessing that the biggest one, the 3 year old gander is probably about 28-30" tall and the others are maybe 3 or 4 inches shorter. The big one is about the same height as my 18 month old daughter [​IMG]

    The mom of these goslings is a 2 year old embden goose. She is the shortest fully adult goose I have but is a little stockier than my other adult female.
  7. Goosehaven

    Goosehaven Chirping

    Apr 24, 2010
    Awww! I never get tired of seeing pictures of the little ones. So precious [​IMG]
  8. Kim65

    Kim65 Songster

    May 29, 2009
    Washington state
    Hurray!!! Finally some goslings [​IMG] You rock Becky!
  9. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    What a beautiful little family..They are all just gorgeous. Good luck with that last little one....So precious - I hope it responds well to treatment..
  10. marathonmultiplesmom

    marathonmultiplesmom Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    Chehalis, WA
    The last little one seems to be responding well so far and is even able to walk a little bit. Her name is Dolphin... and there is a story to that.

    A few weeks ago I had one of my last goose eggs in the incubator and it pipped and zipped but after 2 days trying to hatch it did not survive. While it was hatching one of my 3 year olds came over to the incubator and said "Its Pipper!" [my other goose they watched hatch] So, I said no, this is not Pipper. Then she said, "Its Whisper!" Again, I told her, "No, this is a different baby birdie." Then she replied, "It's Dolphin! Her name is Dolphin because its the shape of a dolphin" So, I said, "ok, her name is Dolphin." Since little Dolphin ended up not surviving the hatch and to save the heartache of trying to explain that to a 3 year old, the new special needs gosling is taking over the name.

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