March 30, 2023

A Gosling Hatches at My Farm

It's always such a joy when we have babies at the farm growing and thriving. Among the newest residents is a fluffy week-old gosling. It's doing so well - eating, drinking, and enjoying all the sights and sounds of its new surroundings.

As many of you know, I’ve had Pomeranian guard geese for many years. I also have Sebastopol geese, Toulouse geese, Chinese geese, and Brown African geese. Right now, it's breeding season for all the waterfowl. Once an egg is laid, it is placed in a special incubator set-up in my stable feed room. The incubation period for goose eggs varies slightly by breed. Some eggs may start pipping after 28-days, while eggs from larger birds may take up to 35-days. This gosling is the first of several eggs to hatch, and already he is the most popular bird in our brooder.

Enjoy these photos.