My Sky Color

A forty something Dad, Husband, Engineer guy living in Western Oregon. Reflections on all things in life. A few technical things and whatever else comes along.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A New Experience in Animal Husbandry

Saw some of these at the farm store awhile back and got to thinking. They are goslings. You know, baby geese. They are supposed to be a pair. I can see really large eggs in my future.

The funnest thing to do with baby water fowl is let them have a bath/swim. They dive under and do the whole show. We had baby ducks before and they were fun to watch dive. Geese have some serious propulsion. We had water all over the kitchen after a few dives.

These guys are a lot more interactive with the humans. We let them on the kitchen floor to dry off. Have to be careful as the bird dog has a thing for birds. It is a bad thing. It should be interesting raising a new kind of critter.

I'll have to start patroling the place after dark again. Every time we get lazy and don't shut in the fowl, their numbers diminish. I never thought we would have such a high mortality rate! DMP


At 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they have names? They are pretty cute


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