How much to feed Toulouse?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by sarah78, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. sarah78

    sarah78 New Egg

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    I have a pair of 2-3 month old production toulouse geese. They got their feathers a few weeks ago so I'm assuming they're no longer considered goslings. They've just about finished their current bag of feed and I'm not sure what to get them at this point and how much to feed them. I'm a little confused by all the feed terms I see on here (starter, grower, layer, finisher) and how much % protein they need. My geese have access to grass all day long, but they've eaten half of the lawn down to nothing so I think it's still important to supplement their diet with feed. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

    Sarah
     
  2. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
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    I have a Toulouse and an African goose who are about the same age. I've been feeding them Nutrena meat bird feeder and Purina's Flock raiser. They get assorted grass and weeds and have been doing fine.

    My understanding is to keep the geese on a diet developed for waterfowl. Don't feed them chicken feed, although I may be wrong on that. I allow my birds to free feed and give them plenty of water. Hope that helps! [​IMG]
     
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  3. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was feeding my toulouse unmedicated chick starter for the first 3 weeks and now im feeding her chick grower
    ive read that for a toulouse it should have 20% protein for the first 3 weeks then 16% and then i think they should be on 14%
     
  4. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    I feed my geese the same as my chickens, and offer it free choice to them 24/7.
     
  5. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because I am trying to avoid getting angle wings and my geese will be future breeders and not dinner, I do not free feed. After two weeks old they do fine being feed twice a day all they can eat in 15 minutes. I feed a waterfowl 14% maintaince. The rest of the time they can eat grass or fresh chopped or grated veggies. If you have nice pasture and I don't you can feed just once a day.
     

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