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monkeysox

  • Joined Jun 2011
  • Colchester, Essex
Grumpy Gander!
« on: June 26, 2011, 12:44:21 pm »
We have recently been offered a grumpy gander as guard goose for our house and land - coming from a dairy and equine back ground I havent really got any idea what he will need. We are going to get him some lady friends and have a suitable house for them all but can anyone offer any advice as to what else geese like/need?

jameslindsay

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Nr St Andrews, Fife
  • "Blossom" one of my Pygmy Goats
Re: Grumpy Gander!
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011, 01:58:17 pm »
I fed mine layers pellets and they really lived off the land, they love grass. Obviously need fresh water available 24/7. They did enjoy left over veg and bread they just love. Enjoy your new additions.

lachlanandmarcus

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Grumpy Gander!
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011, 02:55:41 pm »
In the summer we dont feed ours and they seem to do fine on the nice short grass in their paddock. In the winter they get a bit of whole wheat each, each day, maybe a fist ful each.

They are very low maintenance!

Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: Grumpy Gander!
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011, 04:42:41 pm »
Just don't turn your back on him!! ;D

goosepimple

  • Joined May 2010
  • nr Lauder, Scottish Borders
Re: Grumpy Gander!
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2011, 08:57:49 pm »
Ours eat mixed grain and they like weetabix as do our ducks, but mostly grass.  Our gander doesn't go for me or my OH but makes a beeline for the kids, even though they have always stayed away from them and haven't bothered them - I've told them to put the grain in their feeder and maybe that will help.
registered soay, castlemilk moorit  and north ronaldsay sheep, pygmy goats, steinbacher geese, muscovy ducks, various hens, lots of visiting mallards, a naughty border collie, a puss and a couple of guinea pigs

 

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