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Avoiding angel wing with decreased protein?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by BethWT, May 7, 2017.

  1. BethWT

    BethWT Just Hatched

    May 7, 2017
    Hi all! I'm new here although not new to raising poultry. We've had chickens, ducks and geese for the last 11 years. We're new to raising goslings though, and I've been researching angel wing. I've found information that suggests decreasing protein levels to 15-16% protein as soon as the goslings begin to feather out.

    They're currently 2.5 weeks old, and I'm feeding them an 18% grower feed (supplemented with brewers yeast) from a local farm. They're allowed to graze on pasture for about an hour each day.

    I see that Tractor Supply has a 15% poultry grower/finisher that looks like it might be a good option to switch to:


    Does this sound like a reasonable option or are there better ways to avoid angel wing issues?

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    I fed my goslings and ducklings and chicks Purina Flock raiser at 20% protein and never had angel wing in any of them. They are on the ground as soon as hatch and I think that makes the big difference. So it's really up to you if you want to drop down to the lower precentage of protein.@BethWT
    Last edited: May 7, 2017
  3. BethWT

    BethWT Just Hatched

    May 7, 2017
    Good to know. Thanks for the input!

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