And they are little! This one is well....1/3 of my hand. I had him/her on a bale of straw but it wanted Mama so bad it started running and almost fell off. We don't need that. The broody girls are very good Mama's and do well in caring for their babies. It's interesting on how well they do just based on instinct.
That's George on the left, and Fred on the right. Our geese that hatched over 5 months ago. Both of these boys were found last night all wobbly and panting for air. So Dave and I held onto them while we put the others into their pens for the night and for about another 1/2 an hour. George was my charge and he was just breathing so heavy I didn't know what else to do for him except keep him warm and talk to him to calm him down.
We suspect something was chasing them around the yard in the dark. We'll have to watch that and put them to bed earlier to keep them safe. This morning I watched them carefully, and they seemed fine. Perhaps a bit more slow than usual. I told them to take it easy. I've got one class today for an hour, so I'll spend the afternoon doing my Algebra outside to watch them.