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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:04 pm 
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Ok.. I got them to 2 weeks and 3 days WITHOUT killing them, stepping on them, chilling them or starving them.. ** mighty fine job in my book..lol**...

NOW whats next?? They are almost too big for their inside box and that is almost 6 foot long. They get daily bath.. 2-3 walks.. grass cut for them 7 times a day now..*they are piggies**

So whats the next step? Would moving them into the barn to sleep and play be ok?? Do they still need the heat lamp or would a nice warm box to snuggle inside of be ok , given their size??

And WHY do they persist in sleeping around their water bucket?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:48 pm 
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What are the night time temps like there?

We still have single digits overnight, but our (approx. 3 week old) goslings seem to be up and about most of the night grazing.

I think what you propose sounds fine. Just give them a spot with some straw where they can huddle together if they need to.

Re sleeping near water, I think that is instinctive, for escape. Our geese often stand on the edge of the pond to sleep.

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These are their brothers and sisters have been outside now since last week only because have another too many in shed.
And yes they are in with 4 male muscovys the feathers they are playing with are the muscovy feathers that they pull out of them-have to love them no one has died and no one has come to any grief they actually get along well together and yes I am lucky it has occured this way would I advise this no but at the time no other solutions. :lol:

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So in answering your questions they will do very well in shed how you have kept them in the house you need a medal :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:05 pm 
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We are copping zero here tonight... so its bloomin cold.

Macl.. we have an almost 6 foot by 2 and a half foot brooder for them. They have a water bucket in there and a lamp over top. They sleep lots and then when up.. they eat lots and then sleep more then go outside for a run.. then had their bath.. and then just sit for a bit in their enclosure..
They are so easy to look after.. but POO!! O..M..G..!!

I have to get some emergency fencing put up to keep the dogs out of a section of the yard....... I cant leave them unsupervised yet out there.. I dont trust the bloomin maggies and I certainly trust my dog less.

Also they sook like hades if they cant see their Mum or Dad or big brother.

Hey.. imprinted geese rock!..lol
Feel free to come help us anytime.. We are useless at handy stuff. 8)

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