Feeding geese bread??

Discussion in 'Geese' started by PrinceSandwich, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to be getting a trio of African geese!! YAY! I can't wait!!! Any way....so what I was wondering is, the guy I'm getting them from feeds all his geese ducks, and pretty much everything else, bread and nothing else. Is that healthy? He says he has been raising geese for 40 years and never had a problem with it. Whats your thought? Should i still buy the geese from him?
     
  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    A bread only diet is not good for anything. Maybe they freerange most of the time?
     
  3. slightlyscrambled

    slightlyscrambled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ours freerange most of the day. My DD gives them bread as a treat once a day, I give them scratch and layer pelllets or game bird feed at night.
     
  4. TedsFarms

    TedsFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    I freerange, have it mixed with cracked bird feed and breads. More of a suplemental add to the diet is how I mix it. ie treats
     
  5. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When I saw them they were all in a pen (but they did have a way to get out into the yard) but when he breeds them he puts the pairs and trios in grass pens.
     
  6. ilroost

    ilroost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use bread only as a treat,they should be feed flockraiser or gamebird feed
     
  7. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bread is more like candy, so it shouldn't be their exclusive diet.

    It builds fat around their internal organs, therefore making them slow and easy for predators to catch, or just making them morbidly obese.
     

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