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 Post subject: Skinny gosling
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:53 pm 
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My gosling is 1 week and 2 days old and she feels very boney, are they meant to feel plump?
She eats lots of grass, fresh young spring grass from the orchard, she also has goose starter mash (shes not keen on that) and also chicken layer mix which she likes.
She gets oats, grapes and other veggies now and then too.
She poops often and they are normaly in a good compact shape.
Shes active and follows me everywhere.
I asked the breeder and he said yeah they are skinny and boney when they are young but they will get more plump but he didnt know when they start getting a bit fatter.


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 Post subject: Re: Skinny gosling
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:29 pm 
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I'm not familiar with goslings but I'd definitely recommend keeping her on the goose starter and not the layer mix. The layer mix will be too low in protein and too high in calcium for a bird that age.

Starter crumble is a better option than mash for waterfowl and they find crumble much easier to eat.

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 Post subject: Re: Skinny gosling
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:58 am 
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Did you worm it?


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