Food??

Discussion in 'Geese' started by jackrooster, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im new to geese and i really dont know buut should i monater how much food they get? or should i just give them as much as they want ???
     
  2. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let them eat all they want. As long as the food is healthy goose food, they can't overeat.

    By healthy I mean pellets, greens, grass and so on. My own goose really likes cat and dog food, and he only gets that as a special treat. It contains way too much fat for a goose. He also wants to try anything I'm eating, and often I let him have a small bite. He spits out the carrots but he loves icecream and chocolate...
     
  3. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some geese will indeed over eat and get fat.
    If you're going to breed them this could cause problems
    since geese gain weight internally around their reproductive organs.
    For a maintenance diet they should get 1/4 lb of 12% feed for every
    10 lbs of body weight and all the grass, greens or leafy hay they will eat.
    Or 2% - 2.5% of their body weight is a good rule of thumb.
    Breeding stock during the breeding season
    can have free choice of 18 - 20% ration starting 3 - 4 weeks prior to and
    during the breeding/egg laying season.
    If you're not going to breed them I wouldn't worry about it but make sure
    to give your geese a complete feed like a multi flock ration.
    I have some tips on my website on raising waterfowl. (link under my avatar)
    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2010

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