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



    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

  2. 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!!!

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

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

    gus n teka

  5. 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

  6. Well, doesn't he look delish?

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

  7. 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
    Ruby ♥

  8. 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

  9. 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.

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

    Aroo to you,

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

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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Congrats. Twozie is adorable.

    Love Ruby & Penny

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

  17. 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

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

  19. 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

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

  21. WoooHooooo that was amazing to see :) xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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

  23. That is just so cool! Happy Birthday, Twozie.

  24. 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!

  25. Happy Belated Birthday, Twozie!

    Love -

    Hershey and Kaci

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