Goslings first night outside...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by SundownWaterfowl, May 21, 2008.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    My Toulouse gosling was one week old this past Monday. Tonight will be her first night outside. I am so nervous. I just went outside and "tucked her in". I have a red heat bulb , 250 watts I think, and there is hay for her to sleep in. The cage it up on legs so that it is about 5 feet in the air and has 1 inch chicken wire all over the sides.

    Here is a picture of her the day she hatched.
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    Here she is the day after she hatched.
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    I hope she will be okay.
     
  2. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Oh yes, I can completely relate to your anxiety. I still worry and all of mine have been outside for over 3 weeks. [​IMG] Crossing fingers for your little one to have a good night.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Well, I checked on her when I got up and she is perfectly fine. She looks happy. It rained last night so before I went to bed I draped an extra tarp over the cage to keep the heat in and also the rain out. I am so relieved that she is fine. [​IMG]
     
  4. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Good news! Now you can breath a little easier! I started locking my giant toulouse back up again during the day - they are 3.5 weeks now - because the dog almost got one!!

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    Her little neck was all dripping with water! I checked each dog and sure enough - there was Ollie - my giant schnauzer- with a dripping beard - could've killed him!

    The same day - not 20 minutes later- one of the donkeys thought my black runner (6 weeks) would make a nice football. Thankfully her punting skills are lacking and the duck got away.

    At any rate - the little geese are locked up again....I'm a mess thinking about all these babies!. [​IMG]
     

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