Category Archives: goslings

New Goslings

To paraphrase John Seymour – All you need is a goose. One of the geese has been sitting on eggs for a while, and today we have some new additions to the flock Self-sufficiency guru John Seymour wasn’t into incubators, … Continue reading

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Gosling cam

Thank you Richard who has now put a live (updated every minute) “gosling cam” in the hatching incubator so we can keep an eye on the hatching goslings without taking the lid off which cools and dries them, which isn’t … Continue reading

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Get ready for goslings!

It is an exciting time here at Joanne & Richard’s home. It is nearly gosling hatching time. All the goslings to be hatched this year will come from our own Embden breeding geese! The first of our hatching goose eggs … Continue reading

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Goose egg incubation: Spring is officially here!

Do you remember how incredibly cute goslings are? Hold onto your hats members of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Scheme as, if all goes well, you’ll be meeting our first baby goslings of the year in a month’s time! I … Continue reading

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More gosling sights and sounds

The goose heart starts beating before it hatches, as I found out listening to an egg with a contact microphone [audio:http://www.the-oak-tree.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/130515_gooseheart-in-shell_LS100967.mp3|titles=gooseheart] So far we have 14 baby goslings, and two eggs from the final batch (from our own breeding geese) … Continue reading

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Incubating the goose eggs and raising humidity for them

Unlike chickens, geese are waterfowl, and the shell on goose eggs is very thick. People recommend a higher humidity towards the time of hatching for goose eggs, so we needed a way to know what the humidity actually was. I … Continue reading

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The sound and sight of our beautiful new goslings!

We have new baby goslings (still at my home for now, but they will come up to the farm in a couple of weeks or so…)   Richard kindly did this sound recording of them – don’t they sound sweet?! … Continue reading

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Goslings at the farm

Our baby goslings are now in the electric poultry netting next to the chickens on the farm. They are doing a fantastic job eating the grass and clover, and manuring the ground. We are planning to keep two or three … Continue reading

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The goslings are here!

Welcome to the world, Snowy and Frosty the embden goose hatchlings, one day old!

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