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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:29 pm 
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Hi
what do new born goslings eat? grass? crumble? or ???

Mother goose was hopeless this year, kicking them out the nest. Only 3 survived.

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crumble as a staple - and grass with time.

I hand raise my goslings until they are 3-4 weeks old and then give them to selected good mothers to prevent deaths.

It helps alot.

Good Luck

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:56 am 
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When you say crumble, do you mean chick starter? turkey starter? or is there something else that is suitable?

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I personally dont use crumble as it is too fine but chick grower ,turkey grower different people use different feeds.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:53 pm 
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I use chick starter crumble and after a couple of weeks finely shredded lettuce and grass.
Good luck :)

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 Post subject: Re: REARING GOSLINGS
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:30 pm 
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we use chick starter here for the first couple of days..
handraised gossling are outside and on grass at 3-4 days old and have access to as much of our own custom blend as they want.
Warning! do not put young outside at this age unless you have suitable housing.. we use moveable enclosures that give the young safety from predators and allow the birds access to sun, shade, and a heated section should they feel the need to use it...

in a pinch any poultry ration will get you out of trouble until you can source something that maybe more suitable, if it's too corse, through it in the blender and chopp it up finer..

warning,,,once you handrasie gosslings you maybe hooked for life and it becomes a yearly obsession,,,good luck


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:51 am 
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got hold of some duckling mash and they seemed like it but now on grass and don't touch it anymore

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