Strange look and behavior of 3weeks old gosling

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NEWTODUCKS
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Re: Strange look and behavior of 3weeks old gosling

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He's going to be a real "mummy's boy"-he's really attached to you isn't he.
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Re: Strange look and behavior of 3weeks old gosling

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NEWTODUCKS wrote:He's going to be a real "mummy's boy"-he's really attached to you isn't he.
I hope not, I have one of those already - human species ;). I don't think the gosling is attached to me (there's quite a lot of kicking and hissing when I pick him up), I believe it's the warm towel that he seems to like ;).
I know it's silly, but here it is: Mr. and Mrs. Gossmann's FB page: https://www.facebook.com/GoskiGossmann :)
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Re: Strange look and behavior of 3weeks old gosling

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I would just like to show you all how Palček's state drastically improved after changing the diet.

Here he is on June 25th, half the size his siblings. He didn't seem to grow for the next couple of weeks - while his siblings were getting rid of the down and growing some real feathers, he was still looking all plushy...
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After July 16th, when I put all the geese on a non-corn diet (one of them suffered from Angel Wing - viewtopic.php?f=28&t=8287), he blossomed...

Today, getting bigger every day (the white one on the right, with a crest) :).
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I know it's silly, but here it is: Mr. and Mrs. Gossmann's FB page: https://www.facebook.com/GoskiGossmann :)
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Re: Strange look and behavior of 3weeks old gosling

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He looks lovely-as do the others-thanks for keeping us updated on his progress
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Re: Strange look and behavior of 3weeks old gosling

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Thank you for the update..it is lovely to hear how your wee gosling is getting on! He not get as big as the others but certainly looks fit and healthy :D
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Re: Strange look and behavior of 3weeks old gosling

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Again, my pride and joy - Palček being cocky, pardon, goosey ;). Almost 5 moths old now.

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I know it's silly, but here it is: Mr. and Mrs. Gossmann's FB page: https://www.facebook.com/GoskiGossmann :)
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Re: Strange look and behavior of 3weeks old gosling

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Fantastic! He's grown quite a lot since August, hasn't he? You really wouldn't pick him out as the one who had developmental difficulties, would you? What a lovely boy.
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