I have this goose, Supermom, who's been through a lot. We got her as a week old gosling last year. She is a Pilgrim (m) X Roman Tufted (f). As a crossbreed, all her brothers went to be Christmas geese. But, I have a soft heart and decided to keep a female or two because she was in a very tight flock we call The Sopranos. Well, she was one who was destined to be processed. Several days before, a neighbor's dog broke loose and mauled her. She was ripped from neck to tail. A different neighbor was able to stitch her up and we washed the wound with Penecillin and gave her injections for about 2 weeks. She pulled through without even an infection. As we market our goose and duck as antibiotic free, we figured it was a sign to keep her. She was named "Lucky" or "Limpy" depending on what mood we were in. Pop forward to this Spring and we are hatching ducklings and goslings every Sunday. We collect eggs to get the most out of the birds, rather than have them set a clutch and then go broody. Well, at about 3 weeks of age (or 2 if they're big) we start putting the goslings out on grass inside poultry netting (electric). They have a tractor we herd them into at night with a heat lamp, out of the wind, and it seems to work. One goose, paced around the outside of the netting herding any back in which dared escape through the net. She reached her neck through the netting and groomed them. She wanted desperately to be inside protecting them. It turned out to be Lucky the goose. Here she is 'herding' any back inside who get out: If we came too close to 'her goslings' she told us who's they were: Now, if you have geese, you probably find that photo awesome. That just says "goose" to me, that pointed stretched neck and intense defense instincts. If you don't have geese, you probably think she's vicious! So, in the end, we relented and let her inside the netting: As they now all follow her around, she has been renamed "Supermom". I believe at that time there were 12 ducklings and 16 goslings in there. I just know what she is thinking.... "I don't recall laying this many eggs?!?" And she even leads them into the tractor at night: Supermom's moms, the original Tufted Roman and Pilgrim female hatched 3 goslings on Wednesday. So they have joined Supermom inside. But, the two groups haven't integrated yet. I bet they will after just a few days, though.