Monday, 17 December 2012

Goosey Young Ladies

 
 
Remember back in June, these little fluff balls Harry, Larry and Mo, being brought up by Mum, Mother Goose the Hyline hen. 
 
 
 
They grew up so fast.
 
 
 
Now they are goosey young ladies. 
 
 Full of character and brilliant guards for our flock of chickens.  If anything comes close to the fence or flys overhead they honk out a warning to all their chickeny friends.
 
 
 
The only thing is now they are getting older they are feeling the need for a nice looking Goosey Gander, and they seem to be practising their flirty ways with me !!
 
Goosey necks wrapping themselves round my legs while I fill up the feeders, purring honks and flirty looks when I come round the corner and a little nibbling at my rear end when I am reaching in to clean out the henhouses and the Goose Hoose.
 
Oh well I guess it's better than being chased by angry geese all around Chicken World.
 
Sue xx



16 comments:

  1. They're beautiful Sue.
    What about it, get a nice young male to stay over in the spring? (For the geese, not for you.) More little fluff balls?!

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    1. No, considering that we'll have a lot less land when we move and seeing the impact they have on it, we really can't have any more.

      We'll just enjoy their eggs for the egg laying period and I'll have to put up with being the object of their affection.... not such a bad thing.

      Sue xx

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  2. Always enjoy hearing about your animals Sue! They have grown up fast and clearly love you dearly!

    Sft x

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    1. The have grown amazingly fast haven't they!

      They are absolutely beautiful, and because I don't fly they haven't realised that they can yet, although when they run to me at full speed with their wings flapping they definitely leave the ground in their excitment!!

      Sue xx

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  3. Will you have one for Christmas lunch? I haven't had goose in years, they are so expensivexxx

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    1. As a vegetarian I wouldn't dream of eating one of our family members for lunch!!

      They have wormed their way into Lovely Hubby's affections too so they are completely safe.

      Sue xx

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  4. Oh, they are good looking girls aren't they?
    Jane x

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    1. They are completely beautiful and with their lovely knowing looks I think they realise this!

      Sue xx

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  5. they have certainly grown and I was wondering if one was for the pot also?

    Gill

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    1. Never. They are important family members and do a brilliant job of guarding the chickens from foxes, we have not had a single fox strike since the geese have been old enough to honk out a warning.

      They more than earn their supper, so they will never be ours.

      Sue xx

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  6. OOh you can not put one of the beautiful goosey ladies in the pot!!!

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    1. Haha....never, never, never.

      Sue xx

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    1. Yes they are, AND NOT FOR EATING ...... EVERYONE!! Lol!

      Sue xx

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  8. Voted and added a gadget on my blog. Missed you - life's been mad, crazy xx

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    1. Thank you , high lovely of you to add the gadget onto your blog THANK YOU.

      Missed you too, nice to have you back, but take it easy, you have Christmas and Birthdays and and and....haha...don't stress!

      Sue xx

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