Hi, I'm new to BYC. I came looking for advice about my incubating goose egg. Normally I'm a chicken mom. I have 5 Buff Orpingtons who are my babies. They are 3 years old and my first. So I'm pretty new to the whole chicken thing and have learned a lot from doing everything wrong! I live in the mountains of Colorado. I have one son. We have two dogs. One was supposed to be a "mountain dog" and turned out to be mostly Basenji so that's been a REAL challenge. We contacted a rescue for their ad regarding "shepherd/lab" mixes. Indeed at 8 weeks she did pass for that but it didn't take long for the Basenji to rear it's not so labish head! The other is still a pup, part mastiff. We have two cats that are spoiled and adorable. Also two lady gerbils who pretty much mind their own business. I recently acquired some ducks for eggs. I am BRAND new to ducks. I've read a lot but still missed that I got boys mixed in with the females. I posted elsewhere on this. I have two embden/pilgrim goose eggs that are incubating and are at day 15. I have found a LOT of helpful information here at BYC and just now found how to introduce myself. I hope to be of some help to someone at some point! Right now I'm pretty new to things but I have learned so much about chickens just from having them.