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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:33 pm 
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...my two adolescent duck and goose were fond of eating Dandelion, i mean they can eat half a bucket in a day. my quiery is ---is there any adverse effect on eating this kind of plant? they've been munching on these for a week already and they seem to be in good shape. ,the gosling's poop is a little bit whitish and mushy. i wonder what nutrients it gives to those 2. thanks, any insights?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:15 pm 
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Nope - not a problem.

If goslings and ducklings are raised on specific feeds, such as various weeds, they will target them for life. My goslings target wild turnip which we have a big problem with, as when they are young that is the only green feed i give them access too.

It is common practice for geese to be raised on weeds on farms and then let loose on the farm to eat those weeds, whilst leaving the other plants alone.

Geese do like dandelions, to the extent of eating the roots if they can. They munch away on them as happy as larry.

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