Naturally hatched goslings ....leave them alone or move them?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Sprucey, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. Sprucey

    Sprucey New Egg

    Jun 9, 2015
    Shropshire - England
    Hi there, we have five Toulouse adults who share a house together, they're all related. Mum has been sitting on around a dozen eggs for a while and this morning I've seen the first gosling out and about. I've added a ramp so it can get in and out easily placed water and some diced grass/dandelion and crumb mix nearby.

    At the moment it has gone happily back in and joined Mum and Aunties (as the other adults seem to be joining in the caring/sitting!)

    My preference is to leave well alone as all the adults seem very aware of what's going on and plan on and my interference might do more harm than good. I was just going to keep an eye in case it/they gets kicked out the house / ignored etc.

    Just wanted to check from those more experienced if this is okay or should I get it (and soon to be them) out of there?

    The house is likely to become a very tight squeeze but they're a tight family unit and I can't imagine them taking kindly to being separated so top tips on whether to let them be cosy or force separation to other accommodation appreciated too.

    Many thanks

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I'd leave them be for now. If it gets tight as they grow, you may need more housing, sell or eat some.

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