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.
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.
In response to the popularity of our 12 Questions Before Your Chickens Arrive post, and because we are once again prepping a brooder box for a gaggle of goslings, here are some things to consider before adding geese to your farm. These are some of the questions I get asked most frequently as a goose-keeper, […]
We recently redid our chicken coop for our ever expanding flock of fourteen chickens. We’ve had three chicken coops now and have learned a lot in each rendition about what to consider when building.
When considering adding poultry to the flock or starting your first backyard bird-keeping experience, many people assume they’ll get some day old chicks at the feed store. This is an excellent option for the new poultry owner, but it is not the only one and it’s good to consider every possibility to make sure you […]
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.