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Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Feeding newly hatched goslings
« on: April 19, 2023, 07:16:18 am »
What does everyone feed their newly hatched goslings on?
Anne

Richmond

  • Joined Sep 2020
  • Norfolk
Re: Feeding newly hatched goslings
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2023, 08:42:06 am »
Waterfowl grower pellet. Beware of using crumb as it gets too sticky with all the water they constantly dibble into and can bung up under their tongue. Goslings are generally big enough from hatch to cope with pelleted food. It's important they do have a proper waterfowl pellet and not chicken pellet as they can develop a condition called angel wing (particularly the males) from the high protein content in chicken pellet.

Are they being hand reared or reared by broody goose?

Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: Feeding newly hatched goslings
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2023, 01:59:28 pm »
They are being hand reared.
Anne

Richmond

  • Joined Sep 2020
  • Norfolk
Re: Feeding newly hatched goslings
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2023, 04:08:52 pm »
Ah - enjoy! Hand reared goslings are absolutely delightful  :)

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Feeding newly hatched goslings
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2023, 06:40:18 pm »
......... until they suddenly aren't!  ;D
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

 

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