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I may just be worrying too much, but these are my first goslings and I have one pair, so I don't want to lose any. Is there anything I need to do differently for brooding? They are with 7 ducks in the brooder. Do I brood them the same as ducklings? They are a sebastopol pair from holderreads smile Also, is it true that they grow faster than ducks do? Thanks!

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Spruce Creek Waterfowl
Wood Ducks, Mandarins,  Ringed Teal, Marble Teal, & Cinnamon Teal
Fawn & White Runners, Welsh Harlequins, & White Sebastopols
www.sprucecreekwaterfowl.webs.com
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Spruce Creek Waterfowl
Wood Ducks, Mandarins,  Ringed Teal, Marble Teal, & Cinnamon Teal
Fawn & White Runners, Welsh Harlequins, & White Sebastopols
www.sprucecreekwaterfowl.webs.com
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lovelovelove very nice thanks for the pics!

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Yep, brood them together, they have the same habits and needs.  Geese are esp prone to angel wing, so use the starter feeds only up to three or four weeks (max).  There's debate about whether angel wing is hereditary or caused by too high protein after the first month, but best be safe than sorry.

Geese will outstrip the ducklings fast.  But geese mature more slowly, don't feather out completely for twelve weeks, and don't sexually mature for two years sometimes.  My goose laid eggs like she should but the gander didn't mate her (my eggs I sent to marathonmultiplemom were sterile).  They will be a year old in June.

Geese are vegetarians, so it's esp important to give them chopped dandelion greens and grasses right away.

Eleven Ameracauna girls, one Polish roo, three Rouen ducks, one d'Anvers Blue Quail hen, two American Lavender geese and one Embden girl.  Two llamas and three Nubian dairy goats a bit further out in the pasture . . .
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Eleven Ameracauna girls, one Polish roo, three Rouen ducks, one d'Anvers Blue Quail hen, two American Lavender geese and one Embden girl.  Two llamas and three Nubian dairy goats a bit further out in the pasture . . .
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there you have it!  Kim65 hit the NAILS on the head.  It is always nice to see people jump right in and help out!  Congrats on the Sebbies.

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~Lund Poultry~

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