I finally have 2 baby Embden goslings!!!! Yea!!! I have been reading different things about feeding them and the type of bedding to keep them on. I purchased a wild game starter food from "Red Barn" they told me it was better than the Start Grow because it has protein in it which they need. However, I read that their first foods should be lukewarm water with honey or corn syrup and fresh cut grass??? I walked them around the yard today and they pecked at stuff here an there. I have not noticed them eating the food that I purchased though??? Is there a trick? Also, I have read different things about you shouldn't give them a deep water dish because they can drown but they should be able to submerge their nostrils in the water??? I just gave them one of my chicken waterers. As for their bedding, "Red Barn" told me to put them on pine bedding, but I have been reading that they can eat that and get stopped up and die. Should I have them on hay?? I tried reading a few posts in the forums on BYCs, but they scared me and now I am so worried. All about their goslings dying or getting wet or too hot/too cold...dying over night....Are they that much harder to raise than baby chicks??? Please help!!! Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Nervous new gosling mommy!