Goose eating dirt

Discussion in 'Geese' started by learycow, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    I have a young tufted buff goose that I recently realized likes to eat dirt.
    She is about 5 months old, has 8 other geese she lives with, fresh food and water access 24/7.
    She will scoop up dirt and eat it. Is there a reason for this? Maybe some sort of nutrient deficiency? I haven't seen any of the other geese doing it, just this one.
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    she found a mineral spot most likely. We had an african girl who would shovel dirt in.

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