I'm a (goose) Dad!!

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I'm a (goose) Dad!!

Post: # 2528Post Maranne
Tue May 03, 2005 4:55 am

Hi Folks
Organic cigars all round. :cheers:
One of my goose girls has hatched out nine out of ten eggs yesterday after only 30 days sitting.
The little uns seem fine but I can't get close to them.

One question I have is how to get the other goose to sit at the same time as she either just wanders around keeping her husband company or if she does sit she gets off her eggs as soon as her sister has babies, so that she can be aunty.
Any Ideas any one?

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Post: # 2533Post shiney
Tue May 03, 2005 8:39 am

Con 'honk' gulations on the hatchling! :cheers: How exciting for you.

Can I have a lump of organic cake instead of a cigar?

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Post: # 2615Post Chickenlady
Wed May 04, 2005 9:19 pm

That's great news - congratulations! :cheers:

Sorry, absolutely no experience of geese, so not sure what to suggest about the other goose. I suppose some of them make rubbish mothers, just like humans do?

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Post: # 2617Post Andy Hamilton
Wed May 04, 2005 9:29 pm

hey well done, must be wonderfull, can you stick any pictures up?

The only suggestion I can possibly think of is putting them in an incubator, I have no knowledge of livestock though. So just a suggestion.
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