Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Here is what kind of roosts I use in a large, walk-in type coop.  They are sturdy, cheap and easy to make. http://www.poultryhelp.com/barnpens5.html

Monday, May 14, 2012

This weekend we got a new goose brought to us.  She (we hope) was dumped at a park in Mount Lake Terrace (north Seattle) and was being abused by kids and dogs and starving.  And since she doesn't belong there and was making a mess, the city wanted to put her down!  UGH!   Some very nice people took an interest in her and talked to me.  I told them if they caught her and brought her to me, I would get her back to health and find her a good home (if we don't keep her ourselves).  Her name is Gertrude, we call her Gurty, the purty birdy! te he
She is very friendly, but scared of the dogs and if you carry anything (I think people tried to hit her with objects ={ so sad!) and being alone.  Last night when I opened my gate and let my geese into the other pasture, they all left her and she got very upset.  So I brought Goosey (my sebbie gander) over to keep her company and then she was happy!
She is a beautiful toulouse goose.
 Here is Gurty hanging out with Goosey and the two gray goslings through the fence.  They are fast friends.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

My seb goslings are getting big!

Remember our sebbie goose hatched 5 goslings about a month ago?  They are getting so big so fast!  Today they were feeling their oats and decided to try out the big boy pool for the first time!
Here are some pics of the pool party.

New Sebbie Goslings!

Hi yall!  My new sebbie goslings arrived today!  I am so excited to introduce Pish Posh (the gander), Poppyseed and Sassafrass.  They traveled all the way from Florida and took two days through "overnight" mail.  But they arrived in good shape.  Pish Posh has a small puncture wound from the hay in the box, but we are treating and expect it to heal up nicely.  Here are some pictures of them.

Here they are taking their bath after traveling a long way in a box.  The two bigger gray ones are the girls and the smaller blonde one is the boy.

And here they are exploring the living room.  Little Pish Posh kept running away from the camera! The girls loved their pics taken!  The breeder seems to have taught them not to nibble on fingers.  What a great idea!  Pat, are you reading?  She says to say a firm no and tap them on the nose.  It may be hard to break now, but you can always try.  I love my new goosies!