help with baby geese - they wont eat?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by spish, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    got 2 baby geese yesterday but they dont seem to be eating. i have no idea how old they are (there are photos under another post from me in this section)
    ive offered gamebird starter, chick starter, hard boiled eggs, grass but they've taken nothing. the seem too big to be newborns, but have no proper feathers yet.


    any idea how i can get them to eat?
     
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  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are they like -- fearful or calm? Just wondering if they're wild and just scared of captivity.

    I'm sure their either eating when you're not there, or they will soon. They'll only go so long without getting so hungry they'll eat, unless they're sick.

    I don't really know what exactly to suggest, sounds like you're tried the range of possibilities, but I guess that they won't starve, they'll have to start eating sooner or later.
     
  3. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can try to float a small bit of crumbles ontop of a small container of water.
    It might intice them to try to dabble at them a bit.
    You can try clover as well, it seems to be a favorite with mine.
    They sound like they are scared and may just need to get used to new surroundings.
    I hope they start eating for you soon.
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  4. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get some grass and cut it into small pieces, they love that, or take them on a walk, they will eat as you go. allot of the time geese just don't know there is food in the bowl. You can also take your hand and act like your hand is eating. Seeing something eat, helps. Oat meal ( cooked them cooled) also is a good first food.
     
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