Our precious “Hotlips” the Chinese Goose just loves attention. When it comes time to feed the critters at the hangar/barn, she is front and center — sticking her head through the fence and honking for attention. Here she is parading back and forth waiting for me to put my hand through to pet her on the neck and chest. Once the petting begins, I’ll receive little pecks on the hand and arm but those are clearly not aggressive. I call them kisses!
She’ll stand there getting attention in favor of eating while ganders Hawkeye and Gilligan are snapping up their meal in the barn. Hotlips doesn’t care — she’d rather get attention than eat.