geese food....what kind??

Discussion in 'Geese' started by jackrooster, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im getting some oregon mini geese ...what do i feed them??
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just going to throw out there - maybe FlockRaiser?
     
  3. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give my geese game bird starter and I've read tons of threads about too much protein BUT I let mine out to graze real early. They eat a lot of grass, plants and roots.

    I've never had a problem with them.
     
  4. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
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    i make my own feed mix but i think flock raiser is the best type you could buy
     
  5. Goosehaven

    Goosehaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For goslings up to 5-6 weeks of age they need around a 20 percent protein, non-medicated chicken crumble. After that time you can drop them down to a lower protein feed. Anywhere from around 14-17 percent protein. Good luck with your new geese [​IMG]
     
  6. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

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    We feed ours just regular chickens pellets!
     
  7. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking.....what i give my ducks......it a mix of ......gamebird crumble, layer pellet, whole oats,rolled oat, crack corn and some dry cat food/dog food..... and alfelfa cube on the side that have been socked in water??
     
  8. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
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    Quote:Some geese are picky eaters and will pick out what they like best and leave the rest. Mine have eaten everything you have on your list but if fed the mix described (with no free ranging) the alfalfa cubes would go first followed by the pellets and grains the crumbles and rolled oats are often a problem for them to pick up so they end up in the bottom.
     
  9. floridaquilter

    floridaquilter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 30 lb feeder full of laying mash..a 30 lb feeder of cracked corn and a feeder of flock raiser. they eat what they want and get plenty of grass to graze on.
    The geese seem to prefer the flock raiser (tractor supply) and the chickens prefer laying mash. they all eat the corn
     
  10. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
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    I had been wondering if they would eat cracked corn. I give it to my chickens and have avoided giving it to my geese because I didn't know if they can have it. Mine prefer to eat pellets over crumbles though.
     

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