This year I added more Roman Tufted geese to my flock. I started with three cute little goslings, only a few days old. Already they were friendly and sweet despite having little contact with humans.
Anyone who has raised goslings can attest to how sweet they are. They come right over to you and extend their little necks in a sign of friendliness. When you talk to them, they talk right back. They imprint easily and will happily follow you around if you allow them to.
These three were no different. They grew well and grew quickly (as all goslings do) and soon they were old enough for forays into the yard to eat grass, which greatly benefits them.
They moved into their outdoor pen and lived there for a month and a half, getting used to all the chickens and of course the other geese. Unfortunately one night they somehow broke out and one of the females was taken by an owl. Despite this setback, the other two continued to flourish. A few days ago I released them into the run so they could start mingling and start really joining the flock. They enjoyed the space and had a good time.
That night they put themselves to bed with the big birds in their coop, and they've been in there ever since. So far Jasmine and Finn are integrating well. Willow, my Canada goose hybrid, has taken well to them and grazes with them in the yard. Lacie is taking a little longer to warm up but by next spring hopefully she will have accepted them and will take Finn as a mate so she can hatch some eggs.