We left the last few eggs with two of our broody geese. Pilgrim geese are supposed to have good parenting abilities – so we thought we’d give them the chance to prove it.
So far 2 goslings have hatched out of 4 pipped eggs and at least one more is in the process of hatching. Unfortunately, the two that didn’t make it were accidentally squished by the mommas. I think this is a result of both inexperience and the fact that they both decided to make one giant nest and set together. Makes it hard to tell where it’s safe to place those giant feet!
So the excitement is tinged with some disappointment, but the two babies are doing wonderfully! Diamond, our gander, seems proud beyond measure, and even the Auntie goose, Felicity, is very lovey to the goslings as they have begun to explore the big green world.