My goslings seem nervous and anxious

Pollo Bella

9 Years
May 25, 2010
Leavenworth, Kansas
I've had my 3 Toulouse goslings for about a week now (they were only a few days old when I purchased them). They seem very nervous and anxious and have been like this ever since I brought them home. Is this normal? I pick them up and they freak out at first but then quickly calm down and enjoy being in my lap. However, as soon as I put them back in their box they get all worked up again. Whenever I pass by the room we have them in I can hear them "fussing". Every time I look in on them they look like they're trying to find their way out of the corner of their brooder. Is there something I can do to help calm them?


the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
Adair Co., KY
Them fussing when you pick them up is normal, most birds don't like getting picked up. When they are in their brooder, they are probably trying to get out to get to you. Nothing you can do short of carrying them around with you all day, or turning them loose in your house. Maybe, weather permitting, you can put them in a pen outside during the day? That would give them something to do instead of being bored in a box
If your daytime temps are 70-80's they'd be fine outside without a light

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