Broody geese can be a bit more picky than broody chickens, and there are a few things that make raising a flock from the nesting box more complicated with geese. Fortunately, there are options for would-be goose breeders.
I’ve mentioned on this blog a few times that a gosling or duckling raised by hand will imprint on the human who raises it. This magical bond is unique to certain types of birds in the animal kingdom, and makes them special companions for those that raise them.
It is amazing how fast goslings and chicks grow up. Our first batch of chicks is now six weeks old, while the ones we hatched here are approaching four weeks. The goslings, meanwhile, are five weeks old. Here is a little bit about how the aging process works for both chickens and geese.