Raising Ducklings and Goslings


raising ducks and geese

My Helpful But Self-Centered Gracie


Had to share this comical escapade from today. I'd gone to Home Depot to buy some pansies. Out of the goodness of my heart, I invited Mr Buttons and Gracie Clotille, my two geese, to accompany me in planting the little darlings on my side yard. Being that Gracie Clotille is the chief inspector and expert hole digger, I figured that she would be most grateful for the privilege. Typically she has a "thing" for potting soil, but I managed to keep her from devouring the little plants before I had a chance to get them out of the containers. She clucked and trilled with glee as I dug into the soil, picking out roots and other such desirable things that only a goose would appreciate.

Here I go... Planting and making progress.. down the driveway...adding beauty to Hazel St. I look back and realize that I have this assembly line... rather a "dis-assembly" line consisting of planting-uprooting-scattering-eating. In my kindest, most gentle "NO NO" voice, (which was hard because she was so exquisitely delighted to be part of this fun) I finally had to usher the mischievous two back into the yard and finish the project myself.

Here's where the fun begins. Gracie Clotille is mad at me and is apparently holding a grudge. She bites my ankle, she bites my hand... Anything she can bite. Come to find out... She wanted to be comforted after I had scolded her. So I picked her up on my lap. And if I so much as LOOKED at Mr Buttons, she'd lay into me again! This was the price I had to pay for spoiling her fun. I now had to make amends by giving her exclusive attention... Lots of it.... Lots of soothing words... Lots of compliments and words of admiration until she had been satisfied. No sharing affection with Mr Buttons (who is now whining like a sad puppy). It's all about Gracie Clotille.





My Three Pet Ducks Follow Me Everywhere
Foster Goose Parents Do A Wonderful Job
Turkey Love
Calla the Blind Duck
Boris Makes a Big Mistake!
How I Learned to Talk With My Geese
Boris Rules
Lost Duck - Found!
Our Helpful Geese
My Gander Acted Like Lassie!
Taking a (Living) Christmas Goose to School
My Helpful But Self-Centered Gracie
What Is Going On Inside Your Goose's Head?
My Teenager (Acting) Mallards
Those Hickies Are From Your Geese? Sure...
My Gracious Geese Love Everything I Give Them
Pink Inflatable Flamingo 1 - Godzilla Gander 0
Peanut Travels 12 Miles in the Talons of a Hawk
Geese and French Fries
I Built an Incubator and Didn't Even Know It... And It Worked Great!
The Life and Love of Zyrus
How to Train Your Ganders Not to Be Aggressive
My Geese Protecting Me From The Neighbor's Dog
Little White Duck - A Poem
I Love My White Chinese
My Chinese Geese and Their Personalities
Bowing to the King Gander And What It Gets You
My Observations in Handling Geese
Recommended Books for Geese
Sadie
Welsh Harlequin Report
Showing Waterfowl at the Fair
I Love These Baby Geese!
Sonny the Goose vs. Beefcake the Steer
Preventing Nipping, Controlling Noisy Greetings in Geese
Plastic Pal
Handling Aggressive Ganders
Shelter Needs for Geese
Consoling Geese
Talking to Her Geese
Rabbit sitting on Eggs?
Dog and Goose Pals
One Versus Two or More Geese
Don't Get Me Wrong, I Love My Little Flock of 10 Geese, But
Babies Scared by First Stormy Night
Gus Doing the Zoomies
Her Goose Breaking up Fighting Roosters
Advice on a Goose as a House Pet
Ducks Better Than Chickens Any Day
Those Darn Geese!
Geese Trying to Run the Duck's Show
Ducks are Great!
Ducks Easiest to Raise Poultry
How Her Ducks and Geese Co-exist
Mixing Geese and Ducks for Safety
Excellent Advice Prior to an Evacuation
How to Thwart an Aggressive Duck
African Goose Gander Adopts Ducklings
Wild Waddles
Rose the Wonderful Mother
Ducks In School
Birthday Present
Adoptive Parents
We Have Eggs!
Socrates and Plato
Sisqo The Duck
Ducks In The City
One Happy Duck
Raising an Easter Duckling In Ohio
Our Weeder Geese
Success Story
Pong, The Magnificent Pekin
Mr Goose

Glossary of Terms  |   Suggestions  |   Metzer Farms Catalog  |   Our Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us

- Site By Function First Design -

Google