My goose hatched some eggs! PICS

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

  1. marathonmultiplesmom

    marathonmultiplesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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    So I investigated and found this:

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    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:

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soooo Cute! [​IMG]
     
  3. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goslings.. [​IMG] So beautiful! Good luck with your little ones, especially the poor abandoned one.
     
  5. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    That first pic just screams...

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

    marathonmultiplesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hurray!!! Finally some goslings [​IMG] You rock Becky!
     
  9. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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