6 Week Old Gosling, 40 degree nights coming later this week.

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Denninmi, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My last gosling that hatched 07/30 has been moved outside, too big for the brooder in the garage.

    But, they're predicting lows of between 42 and 48 later this week.

    Is that too cold for him/her (gender unknown at this time)?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Is it by itself? if so then I think I'd give some kind of heat. at 6 weeks is it feathered out? my gander is 4 years old so i can't remember if he was completely feathered at 6 weeks.
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, I hatched 3 duck eggs with him/her, so he/she wouldn't be completely alone, but that was the only goose egg out of 5 to hatch (they were shipped eggs).

    I am going to put a heat light out there for the 3 or 4 cold nights. Eventually, though, it will be more or less sink or swim, because I can't afford to heat the entire run in the winter. But, should be bigger and fully feathered by end of October.
     
  4. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I would for sure put out a heat lamp. They are still small and I am a worrier about these things. so heat would be good for them at night.
     

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