Hatching goslings under a mother goose has its pros and cons. There are advantages to a mother goose that getting goslings or hatching yourself don’t offer, and one of them certainly is the bond between gosling and goose.
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.
Goslings and ducklings have unique requirements unlike baby chickens or other land birds. They need plenty of water, and they are determined to make a remarkable mess. Here are a few of the steps I take to prepare my brooder before the arrival of baby waterfowl.
There is little in this world as cute as a gosling. It never fails to amaze me how tiny these little balls of fluff are considering the huge birds they grow up to be. This week we were delighted to have four new goslings arrive via the Postal Service and settle into life at our […]
As part of our wintertime planning, we’re making orders for spring poultry. While adding goats to the farm is going to be a huge focus of our summer, adding new birds is also part of our plan for 2016. In addition to more chickens and geese, we’re going to be getting a quartet of ducklings. […]
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.