I intend to occasionally post the chart of how many eggs were laid per month. All of these months are complete except for the month of July in the year 2021.
A total of 416 eggs so far.
Terebinth was the only goose to hatch in Batch #022. She hatched near to Thanksgiving on November 27, 2020. She was unfortunately a deformed gosling. She has scissor beak and a missing eye. Because of her messed up beak I had to powder her food as a gosling so that she could eat it. I expected her to not pull through as a gosling because of her deformities but she did. As she grew I would occasionally find her on her back and she couldn't get back up onto her feet. I would pick her up and put her back on her feet again. At one point she had a gosling with her that was younger than her and was her brother. He was later sold so that Terebinth was left with only me. Terebinth was incredibly sweet as a gosling.
She eventually got to a point where she was falling over onto her back more frequently. One day, I kept finding her on her back and kept putting her back up on her feet but it was to no avail. She just couldn't stand up. After that, she wasn't brought outside. She was set up in the garage in her pen where I tried all kinds of stuff to get her standing. Eventually, I decided I would just stand her up and feed and water her and then set her up in her blankets on the sofa.
I at last decided that there was no hope for her when she started choking on her food and water. I thought that was it. I put her in a basket and brought her around with me and kept her upstairs at night nearby me.
I really thought that was it.
But she had the will to keep going.
my name is Emily
I have twenty-eight geese. I hatch a bunch of goslings because I want a lot of people to have geese. I do not see them everywhere but I want to! The goslings are the sweetest baby birds I know! The adult males are proud and can be cranky but have their sweet moments while the females are shy and sweet all at the same time.