Help with my goslings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by New_Hobby, May 7, 2009.

  1. New_Hobby

    New_Hobby New Egg

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    I was just wondering if i can put my goslings in with my chicks? I have 1 week old pilgrim goslings that just came, i have 3 week old chicks in a brooder can i keep the goslings with them till it warms up outside or do i have to make a seperate one for them? Thank you for any help you can offer.[​IMG]
     
  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goslings cannot eat medicated chick feed and need higher protein than non-medicated chick starter. They would get along OK with chicks but they would make the brooder a wet mess which is harmful for the chicks. You really need to make a separate brooder for the chick's health.
     
  3. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    I have 3 ducks in with my chicks they are all the same age. I have 2 sebbie goslings that are 1week older than the ducks/chicks and I have them divided off because of their size. They are soo much larger I was afraid they would squash the chicks. I have put them together when cleaning the brooder and they do fine together, the goslings stick together and leave the others alone so they may be able to co-mingle but I wouldn't chance it if you have another option!
     

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