But all is well. (Sure am glad to report that!)
These are the five goslings we got two weeks ago. Six were shipped but one didn't make it. The "Lone Ranger" Muscovy duckling, who is about half the size of the goslings, has been living them for company up until today when Papa Pea decided he/she should go be with "his/her own people."
The Lone Ranger is about twice the size of the fifteen ducklings that arrived this week, and I admit I was a little apprehensive as to how the switch would go.
See that big guy in the back left hand of the pile of ducklings? That's the Lone Ranger who instantly melded in with the group and has never looked back. The youngest little quackers don't seem the least bit fazed by the addition of their big cousin either.
Yes, all is well. And we're busily working on yet another chicken/gosling/duckling tractor because the five goslings are growing like weeds and say they're just about ready to be out on green grass. Enough of this time being pampered in a brooder. Rest assured they will not be roaming outside of the very securely fenced and sided shelter though. No way, no how, no chances taken!