Saturday, May 17, 2014

Twozie, the Grey Lag Gosling

One of our Grey Lag goose eggs that was in the incubator hatched this morning.

Dad was up last night for hours watching and waiting like a nervous daddy would have been. 
This picture was taken around 6 AM this morning.
This picture was taken around 7:30 AM.  We just got back from our walkies.
Dad decided to help the little guy out.     His name is Twozie because of the  number 2 on his shell. 
We don't think the other eggs in the incubator are fertile.
Twozie's body totally fills the entire egg!
He's on his own at this point.  He scooted out of the egg all by himself.  It's almost 8 AM now.  Twozie takes lots of rests.  It must be hard work cracking yourself out of an egg shell. 
This is inside the incubator with the top closed.  It's 90 degrees inside with high humidity. 
It's noon and Twozie is drying off nicely. 


Dad is heading out tomorrow to get Twozie a duckie mate so he/she won't be all alone.
This is Twozie at 2 PM.  He's all dried off and out of the incubator in a nice warm box with a light above to keep him warm.  Dad has tons of sawdust underneath his towel. He has plenty of cushioning.  The duckie experts say to give him water but no food yet.  He got lots of great nutrition from his egg. 

Can you believe it?  I'm an uncle and Molly is an Aunt!  Is that cool or what!

What an exciting day this has been - from a crack in the egg shell to a cute chirping baby gosling in 8 hours!  It's amazing!

So until next time.............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

26 comments:

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

CONGRATULATIONS... It's a GOSLING !!


OMD OMG this is just wonderful. THANK you SO VERY MUCH fur sharing the Hatching of TWOSIE.

Hope he doesn't IMPRINT on his auntie or uncle though... THAT could be a problem. BOL Honk Out Loud HOL

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Frankie and Ernie have said it so well!!! Mitch and Molly you have your work up out for you now!!!
It is a big job being an Aunt and Uncle!!!
Congrats!!!

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

How totally cute is that and you know of coarse he has imprinted on your Dad know is going to follow him everywhere :)

Gus said...

yup...we agree with Reilly..we think he has imprinted on your dad! You two are safe til the next season

gus n teka

scotsmad said...

That IS exciting! Takes a long time to peck yourself out of an egg. Maybe Auntie Agnes can raise him/her as a swan....

XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

Zoe said...

Well, doesn't he look delish?

I mean, cute, yeah, that's it, he's real cute.

Ruby said...

WoooooHooooo!!! Very cool guys!!
Twosie is GORGEOUS!!! Frankie's right, I hopes he doesn't imprint on you, or you guys are gonna have a goose followin' you around everywheres!
CONGRATS!! Are you handin' out bully cigars?? bol
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Congrats on the arrival of the gosling - that must have been so cool to watch!!! We hope Twozie does very well in his development and growth.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

This is SOOOoooo exciting! Love the step by step pictures of Twozie being hatched.We have decided that you should get Educational Blog of the Year!! Congrats on your newest addition.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

ps-Does Twozie think your daddy is his mama?? We heard about imprinting and just wondered.

Sully said...

Aww Twozie's a little miracle. Thanks for sharing with us!

Aroo to you,
Sully

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Woweeee
how cool is that!!
This is a wonderful story,, and can't wait to hear more!!
love
tweedles

Whitley Westie said...

Hey looks pretty tasty, oops, I mean cute! BOL!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Uncle Mitch and Aunty Molly (hehe). Wowza and yaahoo, what an amazing few hours at your place. Your little gosling is adorable. Thanks for sharing his egg cracking into the world. We think he has joined a wonderful family mates. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Molly The Wally said...

Nature is wonderful. Hello to sweet Twozie . What a lovely morning.
Have a serene Sunday and let us all enjoy some big easy today.
Best wishes Molly

Ruby and Penny said...

Congrats. Twozie is adorable.

Love Ruby & Penny

Sherry said...

Wowzie, that's cool! Lucky Twosie to have so many critters looking after him (or her).
Miro and Emily

The Army of Four said...

Oh, WOW! That is totally cool! A goose-puppy!!! Congrats, Twosie!
That's nice that your dad will get him a little buddy.
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Jazzi said...

Well.....that was super cool. Very interesting and congrats on becoming aunt and uncle
Wags
Jazzi

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mitch and molly its dennis the vizsla dog hay i gess this ansers the kwestchun of wich kaym first the gosling or the egg!!! ok bye

snoopydog said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! How beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. Look forward to watching his progress. Have a fun week! Ros

Mollie said...

WoooHooooo that was amazing to see :) xxoxxxx


Mollie and Alfie

Roan said...

I have never seen an egg hatch before. It sure is exciting. Twozie is a cutie!

Helen said...

That is just so cool! Happy Birthday, Twozie.

Sue said...

Careful! We had a couple duckings imprint on the dog. They followed her all around. The dog didn't seem to mind but one day they followed her into the doghouse and she rolled over on them in her sleep. Oops!

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Twozie!

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Priscilla Phang said...

Oh my, that's amazing! Thanks for sharing those precious pictures of Twozie!