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Goslings pulling out each other's back feathers

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Week old goslings are hurting each other by pulling their feathers out.
They have plenty of food and water. Temps are good. I've tried Apple bitter(I think they like it), and that didn't help.
I have a mirror, toys and bells is there.
HELP!!!!! What else can I do? I've read all the chicken helps, but didn't know if their advice would help with geese.
Thanks in advance.
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How large in the enclosure and how many birds are in it?

 

I believe most of the deterrent methods will work on geese as well but it can be trickier with them constantly wanting to get wet. 

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                 Say NO to Crested Ducks!         My BYC Interview     Raising Ducks      Geese 101

 

Previously Raised:

Java Green Peafowl l  Guineas l Turkeys l Icelandic Chickens

Call Ducks l Mallards 

Pomeranian Geese l White Chinese Geese 

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post #3 of 3
Your goslings are bored and need to chew on something to keep them busy.
I had this problem every year until this year.
Hang a shoe lace or rope in the sleeping area. They will chew on that instead of the feathers.
Put in more then one shoe lace wink.png
Keep it clean and keep them dry too to avoid common illness.
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